Back when we first moved into our house 4 years ago, I built a shelving unit to house our TV, electronics, books, DVDs and my gzhel (blue and white Russian porcelain) collection. So my plan was to get 10 boxes that would fit on that shelving unit that would function for toy storage. However finding something big enough (11x13x20 inches) would be difficult to do, expensive, and I'm just picky. So I decided to make my own. In order to save money, I got creative and used cardboard boxes from work. I cut them down and covered them in upholstery fabric.
Close Up of the Fabric
This project took me much more time and effort than I had expected but then most of my projects do. :) But I am happy with the outcome.