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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

repurposed box

Yes, I ate the candy in this box. I had a little bit of help, but most of that candy is now residing on my back side. I think the empty box is pretty cool, and the change the color makes it even better. I'm not sure what I'll put in there, but I'll find something that needs a pretty purple box.
Years ago, one of my officemates kept a box like this on her desk. Every day I would walk in and think, "Oh my gosh! She has CANDY!" She kept markers and pencils in there and I was dissapointed over and over and over.

Spray painting an empty candy box works for me. I'm re-using something that would otherwise be tossed in the trash. With it's new color, I won't think CANDY*CANDY*CANDY every time I see it.
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Mom2fur said...

What a great idea! You know, if you cut a piece of gift wrap or scrapbook paper to fit the top, you could glue it on and then you couldn't still read the "Whitman's Sampler" label, LOL!

Little Sweethearts said...

I probably would have had my eye on that candy box as well!

I'm Just Me said...

I love old boxes! The purple looks awesome~

You know I have this thing for shoes right?? Well what does one do with all of those shoe boxes? A great pal of mine & I had a "paint the boxes" party one afternoon and we made all these great works of art!! I'll try to remember to take pictures and post them. I use one long boot box for all of the documents I want to keep- insurance policy, bill statements, warrenties. Another one I use for all of my greeting cards...

Lisa said...

Thats cute. I think Martha Stewart said to have something yellow in every room (or did I just make that up?). I might just keep the yellow box. Heck, maybe I should keep it full of chocolate too.

That sounds like something I would do - keep markers and pencils in that box.


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