Thursday, March 11, 2010

Inspired by Sanitation

So how was I inspired by stepping into one of these at work the other day?

Because I noticed one of these

Yup. I was inspired by the sanitary napkin trash can.

Before you write me off as certifiably crazy, I'll explain. We've need looking for a new mailbox for 3 years now. Ours is old and outdated, and we'd like something sleek and contemporary. When we started looking at mailboxes we were shocked by how pricey they can be!





So when I got back to my office, I jumped on eBay and typed in "sanitary napkin receptacle." Lots of different styles popped up, but I knew what I was looking for: stainless steel, baby. I scrolled through 3/4 of the page before I found exactly what I was looking for! $22 plus $7 for shipping. Can't beat that with a stick!

I mean, come on. Really?

For me, it's a no-brainer.

Our front porch light fixture and house numbers are in oil rubbed bronze, so I may get out my ORB spray paint for this one too. I'm off to make my purchase! You can bet I'll be back with pictures when it arrives.


Meredith said...

Wow! What a great, inexpensive solution to your mailbox problem. Way to think outside the box! Thanks for visiting my blog (ORB fireplace cover) and welcome back anytime!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

I dont think it's crazy - i think it's totally resourceful and creative of u. good luck!

Britt said...

This is SO Smart! Great idea!