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 Ours is old and outdated, and we'd like something sleek and contemporary.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!

 $79

$149

$318(!!!!)

  $79


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.

3 comments:

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!