Chateau wine box shelves and more

Wooden wine boxes were probably my first exploration into upcycling.  I loved the character and natural wood.  My father had a few and I persuaded him to part with them.  Later I visited a wine shop and persuaded them to give me some more for free, placing a donation in their charity box. I have had the ones in this picture since life as a student in 2003. 

They have become multipurpose pieces of furniture; from TV tables, to footrests, bookcases or laundry baskets, filing systems and food storage, and so much more! Every time I moved as a student, I would turn the boxes over and fill them to move.  Amazingly practical.  They are still in use today, as a bookcase.

Zero work, great look, infinitely practical.

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