apple Our Fifth House: DIY Shoe Rack & Campaign Style Shoe Shelves

Friday, January 25, 2013

DIY Shoe Rack & Campaign Style Shoe Shelves

I like to do a deep closet clean out of my master closet about twice a year.  I typically take everything that's on the floor out and wipe down all of the baseboards (it's amazing how dusty a closet can get!).  At this time I also like to take a quick inventory of what I have, what I wear and what I'm ready to donate.  Maintaining a well edited wardrobe is the only way I am able to keep my small walk-in closet organized and chaos free.

As I was doing my normal January clean out I realized I needed a better solution for shoe storage.  Truth is  - I needed more shoe storage.  I had a bunch of my favorite pairs thrown into a big fabric bin.  While that was keeping the floor clutter free, it made it difficult for me to see what I had.  I want to be able to walk in  - see what I have - grab what I need - and go.  I was inspired after finding this shoe storage post on Apartment Therapy.
                                               
crown molding shoe storage





























Crown molding as a shoe rack  - genius!  So I headed to the garage to search for a couple pieces of scrap wood.  Luckily, I had a piece, and it didn't even need to be cut down to size.  But, I really needed two pieces for all of my heels (and to have a little extra room for more - it's a hard habit to break).  After a quick rummage through my home I found a gold drapery rod (that I had been planning to use in my girl's room) and decided to see if it would do the job.

diy shoe rack

A regular old drapery rod worked out perfectly for my taller heels.

diy shoe rack

The shorter heels wouldn't stay put on the rod, so they went up to the crown molding.  It's nice to have my heels out in the open where I can see them.  (In case you're wondering - I used a bunch of fabric scraps to create a wall treatment last year.)

And now for the flats and wedges - and the hubs shoes - because we share (I'm an only child - it's a hard concept to grasp) this small closet.  I purchased a few laminate shoe shelves from Target a couple years ago.  They work so well and have stayed in great condition.  Since I was already working in the closet I decided to give these shoe shelves a quick little makeover.

campaign style shoe shelves

Oh yeah, campaign style  - created with  - you won't believe it.......

campaign style shoe shelves
a SHARPIE!  I'm drawn to gold like a moth to a flame, so while perusing Michael's a few weeks ago I randomly decided this metallic gold oil based Sharpie needed to come home with me.  I literally just free handed the gold  - colored the corners  - it was so easy and done in less than 10 minutes!  I didn't need to prime the surface because it's an oil-based pen - and it is most definitely permanent  - I tried scratching it off and it didn't budge.  Oh the possibilities  - what shall I use my metallic gold Sharpie on next?!  My kids better run.  ;) 

So that's how I finally did something with an idea I pinned and prettied up some plain old shoe shelves.  How do you organize your shoes?

Don't forget to come back on Monday for the Make It Challenge Party!  What pin are you going to finally make?!  It's so great to actually do what you pin - isn't it?



I'll be back in a few hours with a great giveaway!!!  Two posts in one day - woot!  Happy Friday!!

For a full closet tour and more closet organizing ideas - click here!
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32 comments:

  1. Okay. SERIOUSLY blown away by the genius of you with that Sharpie! Those shelves look so chic!!!! Color me impressed.

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  2. I love that you added some campaign-inspired details to those shoe racks! xo Kristin

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  3. love the campaign shoe rack- great idea!!!! i don't have enough shoes to warrant such a shoe rack, but i love yours!

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  4. Such a posh way to store your shoes! Love! Love! Love!

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  5. That is one chic closet!! My neighbor just left one of those gold Sharpies in my mailbox - I'm on the hunt for something to attack! :)

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  6. Seriously, how fab is that closet? I love the difference the gold Sharpie made. I may have to buy one now! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. I've seen that crown molding trick on pinterest and wondered if it worked...love the gold rod too!!! You are a smart cookie!

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  8. Love this idea! And holy cow that gold sharpie really amps up those racks! They look awesome!! Ugh, I really need to look at my closet and reorganize it (it's about 1/4 the size of yours and is overflowing with clothes!)

    I smell a weekend project, or maybe that's just the sharpie getting to me.. HA!!! :)

    Shannon
    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously Vintage

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  9. omg! that shoe rack looks awesome! and the sharpie idea is just plain genius carmel.

    your closet is seriously fab-ready-for-a-magazine look!

    huggies♥
    rea

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  10. Very clever, and beautiful! You've inspired me to organize my shoes better and made me realize I need more shoes!

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  11. Wow what great, quick update it really ties in with the rest of the room! I absolutely love the walls!

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  12. I literally have both my closet doors off at the moment and a cardboard box full of shoes I need to do something with... perfect timing. I know what I'll be doing this weekend! Love how you up-cycled a rack you already had with that sharpie. Fabulous!

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  13. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I want to find some time to do this in my closest! Thanks for the inspiration, Janell

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  14. Ok this is really awesome! Your closet is getting quite the makeover during this series! I've seen the pinned version before, but I really love how you used it in your home. Great idea and super fun pin project :)

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  15. Oh you totally rocked it! I love the shelves and the rods! Your closets is still one of my favs!

    Have a good weekend!

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  16. Fabulous ideas - the curtain rod and the Sharpie pen to jazz up your shoe shelves! But even better - all your pretty shoes!! Gorgeous - and I love the fabric on the wall!

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  17. This is a fabulous idea! I have never seen anyone do that for heels! Already trying to come up with a place for this in my closet!

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  18. I love this!! I've seen this idea on Pinterest a couple of different times & always love the way it looks! Your closet is fab girl!! I love all the different fabrics on the wall.

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  19. Oh my gosh, I love all of this! What a great idea for shoe storage! We have a small walk-in that we share and I feel like I am constantly editing through it to just keep it organized and not over stuffed. I also love the gold sharpie idea - so smart and it looks awesome!!! Thanks for hosting the linky party!

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  20. Love the shoe rack idea. Share closet space with my husband and I'm looking for fresh ideas. This was great.

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  23. You clever little minx, you. I cannot believe how great those shelves turned out!
    ~Lori

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