Double Duty Decorating: Wine Box Shelves

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Wine Box Shelving! I am excited about this one!

Complimentary of Pinterest, hubs and I now have some lovely and super low cost box shelves in our bedroom. I've been wanting some wall shelving for a while now, but yikes! Shelves really get expensive. We were looking at a minimum of $100…easily, for cheap, generic brand shelves and well, quite frankly with little Cooper on the way, not exactly money we have to spend on things like such.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when I came across this idea of using wine crates as box shelves! Isn't Pinterest the best? Living in wine country and all, could it be more perfect? Immediately I began searching our local craigslist, and low and behold, wine crates for $5 bucks a pop! Perfect. I got 4 in various shapes and sizes. All we had to do was remove the lids and arrange. Two of the crates we screwed directly into the wall, the others we stacked. Best of all this whole project cost only $20, and the crates hold a lot!! I have been having fun arranging them with picture frames, small hanging plants, books, little vases…even an old polaroid camera. Get creative, these are totally versatile and quite artsy in appearance. Go ahead and mix some framed art in too! It looks great. I am all for eclectic. Eclectic not clutter. Yes, there is a difference my friends. ;)

I don't think I even need to say it, but I'm totally love my new shelving. And, Will was all for this project! This usually isn't the case, so this made it particularly fun for me! And…turns out my dad had the same idea when he was in his early 20's, only with peach boxes! He said he had them for years and moved with the many times! How cute is that?

                               Photo complimentary of pinterest. Photographer, unknown.

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  1. I love this, Mallorie! Really cute : )

  2. ah, you did it! i want to see a picture of yours! {also, let me know if you find anymore crates, peter and i are always looking for more storage/decorating ideas}



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