Monday, August 23, 2010
Frugal and Free Projects
I got the glider and chair sanded and first coat of paint on. I need one more coat and this project will be finished. The glider and chair were free. The paint was in the box of paints given to me. The 2 throw pillows were in a box of items at the curb in front of a house in one of our lawn customers neighborhood. So this project cost me zero! I found some brick stepping stones on craigslist for free. We had to go to Ft. Bragg and carry them from the backyard to the pickup. There were 80 of them and 40 bricks but it was worth the backaches. We took the wooden floor with outdoor carpet up and put the stones down. Now its a much nicer outdoor kitchen and eating area. We already had the patio set and canopy. We also had a nice hanging light that we put above the table. I did spend $5 at a yardsale for 3 sets of string patio lights. The original price was $12.99 a set and none of the boxes had even been opened so I got a great bargain. For the frugal cost of $5 I now have a very relaxing and enjoyable ourdoor dining area. 2 projects down and a bunch more to go!