Never Pay Full Price
Jeff + I are HUGE believers in never paying full price when it comes to home decor, clothing….pretty much anything. If you have the patience, take the time to keep your beady little eyes out for what you need + aren’t completely set on having the exact look that you saw in the magazines, you can achieve what you desire for A LOT less.
We found this door at Habitat for Humanity Restore for $30 y’all!!! But as you can see, the original patio structure is crooked – causing the unsightly gap. Can you see Jeff peeking out through the gap?
Problem solved!!! Jeff took some wood that was lying around the property + framed in the existing structure to create a level door jam so that we can actually close the door. Don’t ask me how he did it. But he did.
It ain’t pretty, but we don’t give a hoot!!!! It’s a rental property, people. As long as the indoors look like a Scandinavian/Japanese folk heaven, we could really care less what the outside looks like as long as it’s done on a budget + is functional. That’s how we roll.
Jeff also created a water trough ($4.50 dismantled heating duct from Habitat) with an angled bracket (made from found wood) to divert the unrelenting amounts of Vancouver rainwater from damaging our awesome $30 patio door.
$34.50 patio door people. Ghetto as hell, but our house is a little ghetto + we ain’t trying to keep up with the Joneses!!!!!
Meanwhile, as Jeff was creating patio door nirvana, I was creating succulent terranium majesty with the plethora of cacti that Jeff lovingly gifted to me as a reminder of my Southern Californian roots.
Thassa lotta cacti, mis amores. Terranium DIY is a post for another day…..
When I saw him I started singing, “I hear the train a’ comin’. It’s rollin’ round the bend. And I ain’t seen the sunshine, since I don’t know when. I’m stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin’ on….”. He looked like he was whittling in a prison cell!!!! Bwa ha haaa!!! Oh, I really do amuse myself.
The overhead drying rack is a towel bar from Habitat for $2 + the sea grass baskets were on sale at London Drugs (CVS or Savons for you Yankees) for $5!!!!!!
Boy oh boy, we’ve been havin’ a rip roarin’ time fixin’ our little house up on the cheap!!! But there’s always room for improvement!!! Stay tuned for more budget rental house DIY!!!!!