I'm working hard on not spending money on things that I don't have to spend money on, in the interest of paying down our mortgage (and moving! to Oregon! yay!) But my kitchen curtains were at least five years old, and they'd been washed to the point of falling apart. Buy new ones? No way. :)
I found some pretty white fabric in my stash - actually I think it originally came from my mom's stash - and sewed myself some new ones this afternoon! I modeled them on the old ones, because I really liked them, but these are made of nicer fabric which will hopefully hold up to washing a little better.
Total costs: $0 + a few hours of time
(Honey, I hope you don't mind leftovers for dinner. The hours weren't in my daily budget.) :)