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I've decided that we don't need to buy any living room furniture. We can construct it all out of our growing collection of enormous cardboard appliance boxes. Then I can paint it all in bright, cheery colors.

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owlfish
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
If I actually did this, it would work out something like this:

I've made for you a sofa-beast!
A sofa bear! A sofa, 'least
that's what I like to think it be,
a sofa thing for you and me.

I've made for you a flexi-plane!
A table, some would say again,
but I know better, flexy-thing,
so wide and flat and tied with string.

I've made for you a storage chair,
it has two shelves, and colors rare,
it's cheery, bright, and glows at night!
It's comfortable, if you are light.

I've made for you a ruggish flop,
it's padded - you can lie on top -
and if they're clean, please rest your feet.
It's smooth and soft and wrapped in sheet.

I've made for you a matching suite
of furniture, of sorts, complete,
of cardboad boxes, things and stuff:
it could break if you are too rough.

And so enjoy your furnished room
ornamented, in costume,
'twas nearly free, these things to me,
and nearly tasteful, you'll agree.
juniperus
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
appliance boxes are still one of my favorite things...too bad Bri won't let me keep them and make pirate ships for the living room...
owlfish
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
You need more pirate ships in your living room!
rozallin
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Is Peppermint Beach 2 bright and cheery, or is that off-limits now? :)
owlfish
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Peppermint Beach 4 is certainly bright and cheery, so I expect the rest of the range to be so too! It's not off limits - it was merely unexpected! Perhaps what I need in my life is more Peppermint Beach.
cdave
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Gonk!
I like playing with cardboard boxes.
sioneva
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Also, you could keep one and cut windows and doors for it, like a playhouse, and furnish it with mini-cardboard-box furniture!
owlfish
Oct. 7th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Long ago, my grandmother used to design professionally cardboard toys and houses to fold up and assemble for a toy company. She has good taste. If she were up for it, I could ask her to design all our furniture out of cardboard!
a_d_medievalist
Oct. 6th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
colourful, yes ... sturdy? perhaps not!
curtana
Oct. 7th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
I remember my friend miseri had to make a chair from cardboard in one of his early architecture classes - the thing he made, which involved lots of accordion pleats, was remarkably strong, in fact strong enough to support at least 300 lbs of person on it. I don't know if it would have held up well under extended use, though.
owlfish
Oct. 7th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
There are some very elegant and durable cardboard chairs in the world!

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/recycled-cardboard-chairs-student-designers.php

Edited at 2008-10-07 10:27 pm (UTC)
ms_cataclysm
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
our cats like boxes. we haven't been allowed to throw out the carpet cleaner boxes yet.
ms_cataclysm
Oct. 8th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Is very fine link.
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