This is a fantastic idea. Brilliant indeed. This couple from the best city in the world, NYC, decided they wanted heaps of stuff, but didn't want to pay for it per se. BUT, they were pretty good artists.
So, what does one do in a situation like that? Well, my idea, and funnily enough it was theirs too, (LOL!), was to paint the things they wanted, and then sell the painting for the exact amount it would cost to buy the things they wanted.
Truly inspired. Check it, here.