So I hopped on the internet to find out what would give me a similar look when I came across wine crates. I don't drink wine; however, that didn't stop me from visiting the local wine store to ask if they'd be willing to part with their crates. The gladly gave me a great deal at $5 per crate. Apparently, even the wine industry limiting what they ship in crates because of the cost-- so get them while you can.
Here they are before I whitewashed them with blue paint. Or would that be called blue-washing??
And here they are after a coat of blue paint:
I plan to get some more crates to use as shelves in Brandon's office, much like this Pottery Barn pic:
Well, we're off to buy our Christmas tree. I'm super excited!!