I've been working on re-organizing my studio over the past few weeks, and it didn't take me long to run into a challenge. I have plenty of space, but lacked boxes to separate some of the different categories of items. Things have gotten pretty out of control, and I needed a solution. I started looking around for some nice boxes to stick on my shelves. I was trying to keep away from plastic bins and focused my search on wooden boxes. Unfortunately, all the wooden boxes I could find were much more expensive than what I wanted to spend. I found a set of three boxes for $85 and a single box for $28 at Target, which reminded me of wooden wine boxes I've used in the past. I stopped by my favorite local wine shop and got some wooden boxes for a mere $3 each.
They were perfect for my purposes. The larger boxes, which are made for 12 bottles of wine can hold larger items like books and larger pieces of fabric. The smaller sized boxes that accommodate 6 bottles of wine are the perfect width for storing patterns. Once I got the boxes, we just removed the brads/nails that were still left on the top and removed the stickers. Then I primed and painted one side with black chalkboard paint so I could just write the boxes' contents on the outside of the box and change as necessary.
This is a fun, easy project and I ended up with boxes that I like much more than any I found to buy for significantly more money.