My Valentine has always been frugal. He does not like to waste money or spend it on something he can do, build, or repair himself. You will not believe the times he has "fixed" a hair dryer or some other appliance that others would probably just thrown in the trash. He has always been that way. He tells about as a little boy his mother would give them 10 cents a week for allowance (yes, you read that right!). He would save his money to buy something he really wanted. He l-o-v-e-d honey buns, but says when he was tempted to buy one with his money, he always thought of it as eating a quarter! I love that about him, and I'm very thankful that he is that way!
Anyway, here are just some of the DIY projects
I will try to show one or two of him actually working on them and then the finished product.
|Welding the rails on the back|
porch so the grand kids
won't fall off!
|There, that's much better!|
|Island Before (click here to read more)|
|Island After - this was all Lonnie's idea for me for Christmas. He|
did the bead board and painted it and took the walnut wood to the
wood working shop to have it made.
|Night Stand Before (click here to read more)|
|Yep, he did this one and now is in the process|
of redoing the one for the other side.
|Upstairs Bath Before|
|Lonnie cutting the board that goes under the tile|
|Upstairs Bath After (read more about this here)|
I do have a couple more to show you of things he has done that I don't have the before pics of, but I do have the after:
|Lonnie literally took this dresser from trash to treasure and|
made it into a side board.
|Both of us (I promise I helped!) reupholstered and|
painted this chair. We still have another one to do.
The Lord has been so good to me and I do not take it for granted, trust me!
I love my "handy man"!
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