We still regret getting rid of our university-era milk crate bookshelves in a delusional fit of thinking we had outgrown them. This upcycled take on milk crate cabinetry is calling our name. Available in several colors and sizes, these shelves are fun enough for a kid's room and snappy enough to migrate into the rest of your home.
The Box Life Book Cabinet comes in three sizes and a bevy of colors: red, blue, orange, black, yellow and purple. You also have your choice of Victorian or '50s-style legs.
$110 at Natymosko's Etsy shop. (While you're there, be sure to check out the other items - including stools, chairs and nightstands - all made of repurposed crates.)