the game


Just because ~ a few more pictures from our trip over Lolo Pass a couple of weekends back.

We've done a bit of work around the house lately.  It's been a game for us to see how much we can do without buying anything and just using what we find around the house.  We are a frugal family, so this has worked out well for us.  For this reason, as well as the color growing on me, I decided not to spend money repainting my office.  My husband mixed paint from multiple partially-used paint cans we found to make a lovely soft gray for the guest room.  (I was amazed by this...he's a wizard!)  Curtain rods found in the attic and basement are up in my office and the guest room.  Rather than replace the carpet upstairs, my husband ripped it off the staircase and we are just going to repaint the wood stairs - I think we'll like that better, anyway.  We found a light fixture in the basement that we'll clean up and use for one of the lights that for some reason has no shade anymore.  My husband unearthed some cinderblocks in the front yard that he made a fire pit with out back, put together a shelving system that had been discarded that now holds tools in the garage, found chopped wood buried on the side of the garage that we are drying out, and there's so much more.  

My husband also cleaned out the basement shelves/laundry area and set up a folding table for me, fixed up the old clothesline that's down there, covered the tops of some shelves with our old Marmoleum remnant that was still hanging around, and hung a piece of pipe he found to make a hanging rod I can keep stocked with hangers (to be rotated from closets to basement and back again) for clothes just out of the dryer, perhaps to await ironing on the old ironing board I found in the garage and put a fresh cover on.  I'm one of those weirdos who enjoys doing laundry, and an organized space makes it even more enjoyable. 

These things may not bowl you over with excitement or style, but they look just fine to us and it feels really good to save where we can.  Do you play this game?
by mlekoshi