Monday, August 23, 2010

wonders of cardboard

I just embarked on an epic construction project this past weekend. In an effort to save money (and recycle the millions of cardboard boxes that live in my garage), I came up with an idea. Light bulb: what if I make furniture out of cardboard?! The haters all said it couldn't be done.

"How is it going to be stable??"

Well I wasn't about to be put down that easily. I don't know what people did in the olden days without the internet. But here in the future, I typed cardboard bookcases into my Google browser and voila! I received images of the most beautiful and artistic bookcases I had ever seen! ALL MADE OF CARDBOARD!

So my plan was in full motion. I bought a glue gun, tape, paint, and a box cutter and got down to business. I started cutting up cardboard and three days later and I had a very structurally sound cardboard bookcase! Add a little wood stain coloring and it actually looks like wood!

Sure it might look at little amateur, but with a little practice, I'm sure I could build gorgeous bookcases like the ones up top.

I'm an truly amazed at my creative abilities. I knew there was something I could do with all those boxes and I'm hella psyched I thought to build furniture. Now I'm moving on to bigger and better projects. My next project will be to build a chair and table. I'm about to furnish our guest bedroom without buying a single piece of furniture!

This is just another skill to add to my business. Crocheted goods/Hair salon/Cardboard furniture store... has a nice ring to it. I could call it Fabulosity! by Sage.
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