First, let's get the the bad news out of the way: I bought gas this morning. I do I realize I had a choice. Maybe a better person would park the car and cancel the week. I am not that girl. I am going to work and to church and to the dentist. In my car. So there you go. Make of it what you will. Now, on to the good news: I have been having a blast with spray paint (left over in the garage from previous projects), and stuff that's just hanging around the house.
Here's my first project: remaking an 80's light fixture upstairs. I was looking at funky light fixtures online, and realized that one of them bore a striking resemblance to some hanging flower baskets I had out in the shed, from back in the day when I erroneously believed I could keep flowering plants alive. So, out with the frilly old glass shades, zip-tie the planter baskets in place, Rustoleum to the rescue, and voila! Free funky light!
Here's my second project: creating a storage container for my boys' bathroom. We took out an old vanity and are putting in a pedestal sink, but that left us with no storage space for cleaning supplies. When I came to the bottom of the laundry-soap bucket this morning, I thought, "I wish there was something cool I could do with these buckets." (Waste-less week is already on my mind.) And then I thought, "I could spray paint this! And make a storage bucket for the bathroom!" And then I realized I could stencil words on it. When you read all the way around, it says "clean." I thought the use of the imperative was particularly appropriate in this case.
And here's my third project: amping up found frames so we can make my son's bedroom into a cool art gallery for his photography.
So, if you can overlook the fact that I spent money (and please feel free to do so), I'd say spend-less week is a rip-roaring success so far.