Last year, we took a freebie cigar box, sprayed it navy blue, and it now houses our gaggle of unsightly remotes. (More on that right here.) We’ve yet to upgrade to that all-in-one remote (of Scott’s dreams), but it’s hardly an issue when they tuck away so nice; out of sight, out of mind:
And last weekend – while enjoying my homecoming with a trip to the liquor store, of course – we picked up three more for a buck a piece, although some of the options were as little as 50 cents each (and some free!).
Our selection was slim the day we went, but we did like how each box (while the same brand) was a different size – with one of them offering compartments. Aside from the gin we took home, this (really!) made my day.
We’ll be leaving these as-is, and they’re already living in the studio. Who knows what they’ll hold just yet (clips? pencils? Etsy prints or thank you cards?), considering my brain can barely handle the jumble that is still our hallway as we complete the upper shelving and install the crown molding. Only then can we start stashing things.
If you’re looking for a few of your own, stop in any local liquor store with a humidor (or, hey, any stand alone humidor itself), and chances are, they’ll have a stack at the ready. For a dollar or two, just think of all the stuff you can hide! Aah, containing things can be weirdly fun.
Also. We’re happy to report that we’ve hired help for that damned crown molding (no more marital fights for these two, no sir!), and by 8 am tomorrow, we’ll be on our way to a, uh, crown-molded-studio. By Sunday, fingers crossed, the ceiling-to-shelving gap you see here…
… will be sealed up, giving the illusion of a semi built-in. As mentioned 5 seconds earlier, this can only mean one thing: let the shelf stashing and stuff containing commence!
How do you hide, wrangle or display your loose office-y items?
See more of our studio ideas on our Pinterest board, right here.