This post is about some things
near & dear to my heart

* Organization
* Vintage


The beginning of the year brings on a burst of

* Organizing

* Clearing

* De-crapifying

Everyone else in that same mode?

I found via clearing out our
junk drawer that I had a bunch of little
odds & ends
that needed a home
{HA - that makes it sound like we have one singular junk drawer and that would not quite be true!}


So I wanted to make use of some storage options that could contain the ‘littles’
but that also look good when all closed up



I went to my vintage cheese box shelf

made out of boards from old crates

and lined up with vintage cheese boxes

northern cottage vintage cheesebox shelf

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I decided to add some little pulls/knobs

using these pipe strap thingies

{it was really the word galvanized that drew me to them like a magnet at the hardware store!}

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popped them on with some thumbtacks

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other boxes had various eyelets and little knobs

so I just added some round labels

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and have successfully
contained some of the
bits and pieces of everyday life!

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How wonderful it is to actually
some of these vintage pieces

{all of these vintage cheeseboxes were collected by my grandfather many many years ago…
so there is extra special meaning there!}

Making use of these wonderful items in really helpful & functional ways

is so satisfying!

{* Bonus – the junk drawer is cleared too!}

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  1. I am also a huge vintage fan:) I love this piece of furniture! You did an amazing job! I love your great sense of humor about your junk drawer too. Stay Fashionable! Love, Candy

  2. Oh I LOVE it.... What a FANTASTIC idea... I never knew they Had Cheese Boxes... Now I am going to be looking for some.. :) I always LOVE when we have pieces that have sentimental value.. Makes that much more enjoyable and Sweet!!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. :) I'm glad you found me, so I could, in return, find you! :)
    I LOVE your cheese boxes!! I would just love to find some like that, but I have only seen a couple here and there throughout the years..I'm afraid it would take me till the end of time to find that many now! :) Your little pipe holder thingies worked great for pulls...and I'm a huge fan of the upholstery tacks. :)
    Hope to get to know you better through our blogs.

  4. Great project! I always love the use of vintage pieces!!

  5. This is so practical, clever and such a gorgeous piece of furniture now. Not sure that I've ever seen cheese boxes in Australia but I shall be on the hunt now - just one on my craft table would be cool!

  6. I found your blog via Thrifty Decor Chick. I also love using vintage items or baskets for organizing and I LOVE your cheesebox organizer!!! How blessed you are to have such a collection and are able to use them in a unique way.

  7. What a wonderful and practical storage piece. Love this!

  8. I'm so in love with this idea! I absolutely love using vintage things for storage.

  9. LOVE your blog! I'll probably be up reading all night! Stop by if you get a chance! ♥

  10. Awesome! It is so fun to give old pieces new, functional life. This is so neat, I would love to have that for storage!

  11. love your blog, clicked on it from 36th ave link party, your newest follower here and on Pinterest (love your boards there, too!)

  12. "De-crapifying"...LOL! Your storage piece looks so darling all dressed up with those tags and I just love the creativity and simplicity of it. :-) Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Friday!

  13. So great--I love using vintage or vintage looking things for storage!

  14. Wow, how cute is that! I'm glad you were able to hang onto and use something from your grandfather. Truly awesome. And I wish I could look at a hardware item and see another use for it like you did. That's a talent! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I absolutely love that cheese box shelf ... it looks amazing!

  16. What an awesome idea! You don't even want to see the state of my art supplies (all over the place).

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. Hope to see you back again this week :-)

  17. this is really cool! i love things that "contain" and especially repurposed ones. i will keep my eye out for cheese boxes, now.

  18. Such a great project! A clever and fun way to repurpose and organize at the same time! Thanks for linking up to the 1st Project of the Year Party!

  19. What a fun idea----cheese boxes don't usually show up in reclaimed projects! Thanks


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