If you know me, you know that I don’t like spending money nor do I have much money to spend. Though I grew up in rich Bethesda, my family always lived a really frugal lifestyle. I looked like a boy most of my childhood with big clothes and ugly hair, millions of handmedowns and our walls were white, never painted. My grandparents lived with us and I think it was through them that I really thought we were poor. My grandpa had jars of sugar hidden underneath a sheet covering his TV stand and he always had stashes of Coke as if he were still in the war. We could never throw anyway anything that was remotely reusable because my grandma rummaged through the trash. When you wanted to throw something out, we waited until my grandparents were visiting my cousins in Canada.
Total cost of cloth and chairs – $50 for 4 sturdy cute chairs!