Looking for a storage solution that reflects your own style without spending a fortune? Use your creativity to embellish plain boxes and you’ll have a look you like without busting your budget.

That’s what I did when I recently re-organized my closet shelves. I needed some boxes that would be functional enough to hold my “stuff” and still coordinate with some hat boxes I wanted to use from TJ Maxx.

After searching and not finding just the right look, I picked up four of these plain jane photo storage boxes from JoAnn (I’ve also seen these at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores)…

And then I found these great metal bookplates in the scrapbook supplies aisle. The total for all of it was just over $12 with sales and a coupon!

Then, I gave the hardware a good coat of my favorite Krylon Gold Metallic Spray

Using my old typewriter, I typed up some number labels and hot-glued the plates to the blank ends of the boxes. (No need to remove the original label plate, just turn the box around.)

It’s so much more fun to keep things organized when you add a little style. I love how these look with the hat boxes and my vase of bracelets. Read more on that here.

Maybe this will give you that inspiration you’ve been looking for to organize that space that’s been calling you!