I told y’all about that time I took a reciprocating saw to my living room couch, only to discover that the bulk of its shape was formed by cardboard, right?
That moment changed my life– and not just from listening to the myriad of excuses from JB on why I can’t have a reciprocating saw. For all his concerns, you’d think he’s afraid that I’m going to cut a hole in the wall, or something.
The real life changing moment came when I started considering how often I paid considerable amounts of money for products that could be disposed of in curbside recycling. Which led me to all the various ways one can repurpose cardboard boxes.
Thus began my love affair with repurposing our heavy-duty cardboard boxes.
These repurposed cardboard diaper boxes lasted Z at least 6 months.
They’ve been building various forts, beds, and hotels from these boxes all summer. Finally, a common interest.
This has also been the summer (for me) of committing to using what’s here before buying from the store. Homeless clutter needed clearly labeled homes.
So many boxes and some left over spray paint… I do love to paint.
See, the clutter just needed someone to believe in it again– to look at what-some-would-consider-trash and find future purpose.
I mean some of these boxes were just another brick in the wall, you know?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And, *weep* look at him, cleaning his brush!
You’re with me so far, right? Nodding your head, and considering all the various storage things that can be made from a leftover shoe box.
Liquor boxes, being designed to hold large glass bottles full of liquid courage are made from some really heavy-duty cardboard. Then the separate compartments? Begging to be a felt storage unit!
The best is the cost– NOTHING.
And then? Well then I saw these rough edges and thought: bias tape. But I didn’t want to use my good bias tape, because well… I have no idea. Ah-ah! Homemade bias tape– can’t be that hard!
Normal people don’t end up in these creative places.