Well, praise the jewelry universe because I just discovered what I've been looking for - vintage machinist chests. Once used for tools and hardware they have lots of compartments and look pretty.
Now I just need to win an eBay auction...
|Image from MachinistChest.com|
Of course, there is also the option of buying a new chest by the same manufacturer, but they're very expensive ($300 and up).
However, when I started browsing I found a new version of the same chest and some other options - all within my budget plus I don't have to limp through eBay anxiety.
|$145.00 from Grizzly.com|
|$31.95 from Grizzly.com|
|$59.95 from Grizzly.com|