Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fridays Frugal Find- recreating what you already have!

This week's Friday's Frugal Find is compliments of my husband! We bought a house last year and have been working long hard hours at remodeling the inside. One wall is rather large and in need of a large piece of furniture. We decided we would like to make that section of the house into a sitting area with a bookcase. After searching online for a large bookcase, we decided it would be much more economical (aka frugal) for my husband to build one himself.

Not only does building anything yourself take time, but it costs money as well. After searching through our garage, my husband came up with enough scrap wood to make a beautiful bookcase that would fit our spot perfectly and be designed exactly as we would want it! So, something that would have cost us over $300 to buy brand new, cost us less than $60 to build ourselves. All we needed to buy was one sheet of wainscoting, some primer, two knobs for the doors on the base of the bookcase, three magnets for the doors, angle braces, and one 1X6X10in board.

Find more great ideas for a Frugal Friday at Life as Mom.

What about you? Have you been able to recreate anything from items you have laying around the house? Please share in the comments section!


  1. I would love to see your finished bookcase!

  2. When he finishes it, I'll be sure to post a picture! Thanks for the comment!


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