Use it up;
Wear it out;
Make it do
Or do without.
On our last visit to my parents (83 years old), my mother proudly directed me to their bedroom where the blue phone (above) sat on their nightstand. Two of the off-white phones in their home had faded or yellowed, she thought. And so she and my father went to find spray paint to match the decor of their rooms.
She isn't quite satisfied with the shade of blue, but I thought it was gorgeous! My father took the phones apart - took the covers off the keys, etc. and spray painted them. Who would have thought to do this? They wanted me to go visit one of their neighbors who sprayed his wife's shoes! I didn't have time, but maybe NEXT time I go I'll return with some photos of the spray-painted shoes.
I think this kind of "make-do" would serve us all well these days, don't you?