Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Much Planning Ahead for Shoe Wrangling

The next project after the garage gets buttoned up & after the green lockers get installed, is my shoe rack. I have been DREAMING (and pinteresting) about a nice place to keep all the shoes at bay since we moved to this house.

The last house had a rather nice built in piece we had installed in the closet so good shoe storage & also the closet door shut so you didn't have to see how many pairs we had (a lot). But alas it was "installed" so we left it for the new owner.

When I found this monstrosity at the ReStore for $40 I was somewhat pleased. It's that whole fake wood thing so THE MAN was quite snubbish of the whole thing. My theory was what difference does it make if you are painting it black...

I am trying to think of a good way to work in these vintage hardware pieces. I am also inspired by a piece my Dad has been hoarding in his barn for a while that my great grandpa made...Might make a nice topper....

THE MAN has been less than enthusiastic about all this but like he says...WHEN exactly have I not helped you meaning that he might groan a bit...but he's on board...

Haven't quite worked out how it will all go together, but somehow the shoe rack also needs feet...I have a few weeks to wait though! We have to install the second half of the roof still....hoping for good weather next weekend!

Wish us luck!


  1. Umm, I don't know..I'm gonna chime in here and say that if you're gonna use that INCREDIBLE topper from Great Grandpa, I don't know that shoes will fit the bill with it. I'm seeing groovy baskets in the slots say for organizing craft supplies. EEEK!!! But I completely understand. Shoes need their place too. Not willy nilly all over the place, so if any place would be good it's going to be that sensational vintage piece with the INCREDIBLE ReStore find...again!! You have great ideas and a great hubster to help you. Can't wait to see the finished work.

  2. Always endlessly fascinating how you nobble disparate pieces together to make this sensational whole into a creative, practical piece for all the family [in this case] to enjoy. Start 'kicking' it into shape. Looks as if The Man is rolling his eyes but willing to help with the process! LUCK!!

  3. Wow! Looking forward to seeing how you dress up your shoe shelves! That topper would be fabulous!

  4. Love the idea, can't wait to see the finished product.

  5. Dare I say I love it how it is?! But I know that you will make it even more awesome & look forward to seeing it finished!!


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