Tag Archives: paint

recycle freecycle [day 246]

Freeycycle is the modern day dumpster diving, without having to touch a dumpster or trash can.  From the freecycle site: It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. … Continue reading

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free polypropylene [day 229]

Instead of buying ziplock plastic baggies and other plastic containers, I like to reuse containers I already have.  Instead of placing my plastic sour cream containers, margarine containers or other food containers directly into the recycling bin, I wash them and use … Continue reading

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new year’s resolutions [day 219]

I don’t have any resolutions for the new year.  I’m doing the no shopping challenge, I’m getting a lot of things done in my house and I’m doing most of the things I want/need to be doing.  One thing I … Continue reading

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what would I buy today… if I could? [day 218]

Some setting materials for the pile of slate in my driveway.  I can make two countertops and finish my patio. Some gray paint. Caulk and wood filler.  (I got liquid nails for Christmas!!  Thanks Lloyd and Susan!) A modern bathroom … Continue reading

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paint it… black? [day 187]

I’ve written a little tune to the 1966 Rolling Stones song “Paint It Black”.  This story started with me wanting to paint my front door… I see a blue door and I want it painted black No colors anymore I … Continue reading

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paint the town red… or just settle for painting my bathroom brown [day 186]

I’m on vacation this week, or as some might call it, a staycation.  I have a few projects to get done around the house, things I can do without spending money or shopping.  I have about 10 outlets that need replacing, as … Continue reading

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move it Ralph! this shelf is mine! love, Martha [day 182]

I had to shop yesterday for work, and I know now why I don’t shop.  Getting new stuff can be good, but the shopping process just isn’t fun.  I had to go to Home Depot, which is basically a toy … Continue reading

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ready. set. action! [day 180]

I have to go shopping today.  It’s for work, so I can’t ditch my job to not shop.  I have to get paint, glitter and fabric for a stage set.  I’m not looking forward to going shopping, even though Home … Continue reading

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crazy idea or inexpensive and fun? [day 136]

Back on day 103, my friend across the street called asking for some ideas about painting her kids bathroom.  I’m sure Diane is thinking… *note to self*, don’t ask Jody a decorating question unless you want to remodel your entire … Continue reading

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I have that color [day 116]

This weekend I would have shopped if I could.  I had a little time to work on some projects in my house.  I needed a gallon of paint to finish a few walls and a ceiling that needed to be … Continue reading

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