Okay you all know how cheap I am, seriously, I’ll do anything to help save a few bucks here and there. Except extreme coupon, that is way over my head. However, I fortunately am entertained by many do-it-yourself projects which actually end up saving me money in the long run. While sitting in my living room I can see two projects that have been financial “wins” for my family. The first is our TV stand, the second is Elizabeth’s learning tower.
Our TV stand is some sort of victorian dresser-type piece that was the worst condition of furniture we had ever tackled. We learned so much while working on it and learned a handful of techniques as well. Our TV stand cost us under $100 for the entire project which is hundreds less than most tv stands, let alone real wood ones.
The learning tower allowed us to take a stab at a very “hands on” approach to parenting. Before our tower Elizabeth would cry at our feet simply because she was so interested in what we were doing on the counters that she couldn’t see. With the tower she is able to watch what we’re doing from a safe distance, or right up in the mix. It has allowed us to spend more time in there cleaning or cooking and has exposed her to those very life skills which she is already mimicking! The learning tower cost us under $50 which is a fraction of what regular learning towers cost.
Yay for DIY!