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Because we’re fancy like that.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words.

We do have a pair of sawhorses, but a loft bed has far too many pieces to fit on just one pair.   So I had to get a little creative.

redneck sawhorses

Mr. FG was like, “Uh, babe, you could always just buy more sawhorses.”

(Because this is not the first time I’ve used odd stuff as sawhorses!)

He’s right, but the problem is that I never remember that more sawhorses would be handy until I’m in the thick of a project.

So I’ll probably keep just using spackle buckets (and the Cozy Coupe. and the fire pit. and whatever else is around!) for every project.

P.S. Joshua and I finished painting the whole bed.   So now we just have to paint his ceiling, walls, and moldings, get rid of the behemoth TV, sell or give away his old bed, and figure out window treatments.

It’s totally reasonable to think we’ll get that done before school starts.   Right??

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A Frugal Family's Journeyc

Tuesday 12th of August 2014

Love it! A frugal mindset at work! 😀 Why stop what you're doing if you can finish the job in the amount of time it would take you to buy any tool if you can improvise and still finish the job. And without adding to the project costs.😁


Friday 8th of August 2014

As long as you aren't getting paint on something you care about I say continue to use whatever's available. If you buy more saw horses you will need to find a place to store them. But then again you do so much painting it would be a whothwhile investment. My favorite "saw horses" are the garbage can and recycle bin. I can hardly wait to see Joshua's room make over. He must be anxious about it too. It's nice that the two of you are working together on it.


Thursday 7th of August 2014

please post a pic of the completed room when you are finished!! so curious....


Friday 8th of August 2014

Oh, I will, don't worry! I'll take before and after pictures.


Thursday 7th of August 2014

Hint to Joshua and the girls - give Mom saw horses for Christmas!!


Thursday 7th of August 2014

Oh gosh, Kristen. I think I missed something.

I re-read that last post about his old bed (because I remember reading it the first time!) and this caught me: I think this bed will probably be suitable for Joshua to use until he leaves home (he’ll graduate from high school in just 7 more years. Ack!), and since it’s solid wood, I imagine we will have it around for much longer than that.

Did Joshua out grow it? Want a different style? Was just thinking you painted a bed for him recently. Will this one go to one of the girls? Or sold?

Do please excuse me if you've answered! My brain hasn't been working right lately :)


Friday 8th of August 2014

I'm not sure if I've talked about it or not, actually! Joshua's wanting to buy a drum set to put in his room, but the only way we can make space for that is to get his bed up off the floor. So we bought a loft bed off of craig's list and we'll put his dressers and such underneath it to free up floor space for a drum kit.

Our plan is to give the bed to our nephew who is about to get kicked out of his crib by a new baby sibling!

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