I undertook a construction/craft project.
Had an ugly bookshelf.
Bought a cheap ($14) piece of plywood at Lowe’s, and asked a guy to chop it up.
(Me: I’m covering the back of a bookshelf. But I don’t want it all in one piece. I want a bunch of smaller pieces.
Lowe’s Guy: Well, I have a saw, and it makes big things into small things.
Bought paint ($4) and stain ($7), and voila.
Dinner and a movie costs more dollars than that. But I get to keep the bookshelf forever.
Or until the weight of my books crushes it.