My husband gave me some costly Christmas presents this year. Not expensive ones. He didn't need to go to a store. He took a hand-me-down cutting board from his grandpa's basement and routed and sanded it to fit the unique space next to our kitchen sink. It replaces the knicked up plastic cutting board that came with the sink.
He also used scrap wood to replace the broken frame inside the vintage doll bed that I've kept from childhood. Now I can let the kids play with it. These projects took valuable time, skill and a little thoughtfulness, and for that I am grateful.
Labels: frugal, green, sustainable, thrifty, with our own hands, woodworking