I'll admit that I both read and listen alot. I'm always looking for new content ideas when it comes to wine boxes and crates. That being said, I'm in the middle of the latest marketing book I've purchased, and upon reading one of the pages it occurred to me to create this post.
Yesterday I was at one of our storage areas where we keep some of our excess crates. I do alot of manual labor work with the team to get myself out of the office and to keep myself active. I frequently questioned my time management skills in the past and often asked myself if I'm making the most of my time. I was happy to realize that the business investor Marcus Lemonis shares a good deal of his team's physical work from watching his show The Profit. Now I try not to think about the value of my time in terms of what I should be doing, but instead I try to focus on getting whatever I'm doing at the moment done right now.
Work in progress..
Anyway, back at the storage area, I was pulling out crates from our unit when one of our storage neighbors asked me: "What do you do with those wine crates?" I responded that we refurbish them, and she quickly came back with "Do you make wine crate furniture?" I said no, but we do have some partnerships with companies that do. She asked what the name of our company was and I told her Winepine. She ended the conversation with "Ill be in touch".
That brief chat stuck in my mind throughout the long day, but I forgot about it right before crashing into my bed from exhaustion. I worked a solid 16 hour day and was ready for rest.
I awoke the next morning fairly sore, but dragged myself to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. As I looked out the window I had a keen desire to write something meaningful. So with a sip of coffee and a mission I set out to generate some great content. I was still a little blank on what I wanted to write about so I picked up that recently purchased marketing book. I had researched the book well before moving forward on it, as I've bought many marketing and e-commerce books in the past that did me little good. I wasn't about to pony up another $20 prior to at least having a good idea that I'll gain new insight from it. Surprisingly, after 40 pages, the wine crate furniture idea came rushing into my mind. Shortly after I was at my seat typing words and time was flying. The book explained simply that it's crucial to make your customers and readers part of your team. So for my storage area neighbor; this article is for you..
7. Industrial Chic Petrus Vineyard Wine Crate Table
I found this on Pinterest under an Etsy listing that was no longer available. I have no idea how they got that pipe to attach to or go through the crate. Looking at it gives me a bit of nostalgia for some reason.
6. Vintage-Style Wine Crate Coffee Table
Another Pinterest/Etsy find and it's called the "Slim Jim". I believe the crate was finished with a vintage stain and legs were built into the bottom. Lovely work.
5.Storage Wine Box with Casters
This piece is from www.frugelegance.com and is a 6 bottle Napa medium wine box with casters built into the bottom so it can be wheeled around easily.
4. Warres Vintage Port End Table w/ Glass Top
This is like artwork and it matches the surrounding decor brilliantly. The heavy glass top is a testament to the durability of wine crates
3. Man-Cave/Wine Bar
One of my personal favorites done by one of our clients, this bar top is professionally covered with dozen wine crate panels from all over Europe - www.winepine.com
2. Wine Crate Dresser with Table
Meticulously crafted dresser and table with wine crate shelves. Another piece found on Etsy, and sometimes I wonder why Etsy doesn't redirect to the stores that make these. A great deal of time and effort must go into these projects.
1. Wine Crate Ottoman
Yet another Etsy find, the Wine Crate Ottoman is quickly becoming one of the more sought after items in the wine crate world. They are not as easy as they look to make. Believe me..
In closing I want to point out that I'm looking for new content all the time. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I'm very open to them. Feel free to leave a comment below and I'll get back to you and possibly write an article based on your comment. I'm aiming to get a new blog post out there every Wednesday so I can use all the help I can get!
Thank you again,