The Refridgerator Box Makeover

Months ago I found the Holy Grail of appliance boxes. Lighthouse Furniture and Appliance in Petersburg. Don’t bother going to the chains, just check out the local independent guys.

The owner of Lighthouse Appliance was curious about what I would need a refridgerator box for. I told him i had a 3 year old. He just smiled and asked me to follow him to the back of the store. There, complete with artificial flower landscaping and Dora the Explorer flag, sat a huge refridgerator box house his grandkids had decorated. They spent hours back there.

It turns out, Lighthouse SAVES there boxes just in case people (like me) want them. I could build an entire appliance box village if I wanted to. One of the older grandchildren (maybe in highschool?) took me the the warehouse, helped me find an empty box in good condition and helped me load it into the car. They are so wonderful and I hope that my next trip up there is for a dishwasher 🙂

Refridgerator Box + Bulletin Board Paper = Endless Possibilities…

Above: The inside of the door is covered with a large sheet of paper so Owen and his friends can draw. I also but of a small piece of velcro so we could change the signs on the door easily. Below: The mail box on the side of the building is just a cereal box covered in duct tape. Now I have a place for our junk mail before it hits the recycling bin.

JoJo was Owen’s first customer. I glued craft foam to a strip of cardboard to make the awning.

That first day The Box was a Grocery Store, but the next day it was a Toy Store. It will be fun to see whatelse Owen comes up with.

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One response to “The Refridgerator Box Makeover

  1. Wonderful idea Morgan! Looks like Owen has such a wonderful time!! Love your creativity!!

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