I have several landscaping projects that I want to do this spring and summer, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. Besides, I like making something out of nothing. So: My new favorite place to look for treasures has become the “materials” section of craigslist — where I am not only finding bargains, but lots of ideas to get my creative design ideas going. What am I seeing in my neck of the woods? Read on….
I want to make a deck or patio in the backyard. These pavers in Williamstown look to be a great deal, and there sure are a lot of them. I have an email into the seller to check out the situation. We have a small patio at the front of the house made out of pavers like these — I like them a lot. We had the front done professionally. I watched how they did it. It didn’t seem difficult. You just have to take your time, and as I recall there was a tamper involved. If I do something in the backyard, I’m gonna do it myself to save money and for the gratification of it. Golly, if I could get these pavers at this price (or less) – well, you know what I might be doing this summer.
In these here parts, folks use bluestone for patios, too. But these are way more expensive… As I recall, putting down the little pavers wasn’t the worst part of the job — all the prep was what took the time…
No photos. But, the price also seems quite right for brick pavers. I don’t know where Florence is. Also, hmmm. Would all these heavy paving materials — pavers, bluestone, bricks – break my truck axle? I will have to check to see what my payload is.
If I built a wood deck, I could get deck supports for as little as $2. The ad says they are $5 at Home Depot.
This ad reminded me that I want to build an outdoor shower some day. Once, on a beach vacation, I used an outdoor shower at the rental house. It was FANTASTIC! This ad also reminds me: If you WANT MATERIALS, put your ad in this section, too. It’s amazing how many people read craigslist for entertainment. That also reminds me: Back in the day before newspapers lost all their classified advertising to craigslist, the #1 most-read section was: The classifieds!
I don’t need these — except in the sense that, heck, who doesn’t need 2o’ more feet of working space – but they sure seemed like a good deal — $75 for two 10′-long laminate countertops in butcher block style. I like butcher block style, by the way, for retro kitchens.
I don’t need this either — except, heck, who doesn’t need a 200-year old country church to convert to a studio/home office. Seems like there is a company in south county that buys old buildings and find folks who want them reassembled on another piece of property. I sure like Sister Sarah’s Maritime Meeting House, and wish I had a parcel to put it on. I would make the interiors all hippie-decor — one of my dream houses.
Now how fun is that!