We bought one eight-foot length of lawn edging, three bags of river rocks, and six additional paver stones, for a total of $37, and made over our front porch. ("We" being my fiance; I only helped spread the river rock over the pavers at the end of the project!)
Now it's a cat-poop-free area, and our project coincided with cooler temperatures, making it the perfect place for us to sit in the evenings and mingle with neighbors. Not too shabby for recycled stones and a few bones, we think!
(Images: Amber Byfield)
(Re-edited from a post originally published on 9.20.2010 - CM)