I've seen lists on how many calories you burn vaccuming and dusting, but I wanted to know exactly how good of a work out I got painting. I did a little research and came across this website: http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist4.htm There is a list giving calories burned for many activities including painting!
So according to the list Painting walls for 1 hour: 266 calories burned! Wow!
I started to wonder about other DIY activites and how they affect calorie counts. Here's a run down:
Welding: 207 calories
General Carpentry: 207 calories
Electrical Work/Plumbing: 207 calories
Tailoring/ General (like sewing I guess!) 147 calories
So what are you waiting for! Go DIY it up and Burn Baby Burn!