Sunday, July 1, 2012

It will be treasured someday...



The young man, a painter by trade, decided to fashion a wooden box using scraps from the wood pile. He would use this box to store tools of his trade, he thought, and it would be something he had built himself.

Now, his brother and their friend were carpenters by trade. They scoffed at the idea of him building something - building anything - but that didn't stop him.

He measured, cut, and nailed until he was happy with the storage box he'd made. "I'll come back and paint it later," he told himself.

Imagine his surprise and sheer annoyance when he returned to find that his wooden box had been painted an awful shade of green. As he fumed, his brother and their friend enjoyed a hardy laugh - quite satisfied with the practical joke they'd pulled off.


25 years later...

She stood beside his paint truck, eyeing the contents in the bed: paint cans, masking tape, large rolls of paper, and a cool looking old wooden box that was faded from years in the sun.

"Doug?" she asked, "Can I have that box?"

"What box?" he half-laughed, half-spoke.

"That one!" she said, pointing at the box he'd built so long ago. "The one painted that awesome shade of blue."

And that is the story of how the box ended up in their home.
{Thanks, Don and Ron for painting it a color that I'd love!}

PS: Thanks for reading my story today. And thanks to Sian for encouraging us to tell a story on the first Sunday of every month. You can check out more stories here.

29 comments:

debs14 said...

How lovely that something with such memories is now in pride of place in your home! It is a rather fetching shade of teal isn't it?

scrappyjacky said...

It certainly is awesome....and I love that colour.

heart.hearth.home. said...

That's a lovely story and a beautiful box. I love it's faded appearance.

Irene said...

Love the story about that cool box. Now I want to know what you have stored inside that box?

Mel said...

It is a lovely shabby chic box!

Baring Blogfessions said...

I love this story! And I'm totally in love with the box.
Nikki

Louise said...

another vote for the box, a lovely shade of blue.

MIM Creations said...

Like everyone else, I love the story and love the box! When we meet up to check out that cool restaurant supply store you found I will have to tell you the significance of your story for me today!(;

Missus Wookie said...

Love the box and the colour - how fun to have things he made.

furrypig said...

I think it is a perfect tale of how something people laughed at became a treasured possession in pride of place in your home love it xxx

Ruth said...

What a lovely story! I also want to know what's in it?

Carrie Rosalind said...

Hahaha...I love this story and I"m jealous you came up with such a good one cuz I'm having trouble this month!

Also, I don't think you fully captured the madness of Doug when they painted the box...he still is mad when he talks about it!

Love you! <3

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hahaha - I know, Carrie. I had him tell me the story again last night and I laugh every time I hear it. I worried that I wouldn't be able to convey his anger in my story. ;o)

And for those of you wondering what is in the box now? Splinters. The wood inside the box is in such bad shape that we don't use it for storage now.

Kirsti said...

That's an awesome story and an awesome box and an awesome colour!!!
Kirsti xxx

Becky said...

Lovely story and I love the box!

Charlotte said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I may not comment but enjoy your posts. Stay cool!

Karen said...

What a lovely box and all the more special because it Doug made it.

Jimjams said...

A special tale about a quality box, beautifully used.

Margaret said...

What a great story, and it stars Dug, which makes it extra special.

Beverly said...

Great story, Deb and I love the box. As angry as it made Doug (and I can fully imagine)he did hang onto it and it looks awesome in your home :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Great story AND box! And yes, that color is so pretty! Sounds like you don't need to wait for someday for it to be treasured.

Alison said...

Love the box...and the colour!
Alison xx

Chipper said...

It is a beautiful colour. I am glad it is still in use.

Jo said...

That is a beautiful story about a beautiful box that's painted a beautiful colour x

Wanda said...

It's terrific that this box has found a place of honor in your home and that you have the story to go along with it. Nice!

Maria Ontiveros said...

A great story, and beautifully photographed!
Rinda (who's a bit late to the story telling)

Gail said...

What a lovely story and I just the colour of that very neat looking box.

traci said...

great story and GREAT BOX!!!! i would love that. it is the perfect color!

Sian said...

I love this! I couldn't wait to take a break from my unpacking and read some stories - this one has made me smile. It's a gorgeous box, beautifully photographed. Thanks for sharing Deb.

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