Look, look, look! Over 15 pairs of shoes, virtually taking up no space at all!
Save space shoe storage DIY. Say that tongue twister three times fast! 😉
Whether you have a lot of space or a little space this shoe/multi purpose shelf will come in handy. This shelf is great to show off any collection whether it’d be tea pots or books or toys! Possibilities are endless.
I built the shelf over the closet and corner shelves for shoes as my daughter has a small collection 😉 I like that it displays her shoes in a pretty way as well as not take up any precious floor space!
When the shoes were stored in their boxes, my daughter found she didn’t wear them as much. This way she can see them and it makes choosing a pair very easy and fun!
Also don’t overlook over the door hooks to hang a jacket, purse, or next day clothes!
Check out more info on this awesome vegan leather jacket on Smashing Glitter. here…
Very convenient to have things out for easy access, but not taking up any “floor” space. And you avoid “the stacking over a chair” look!
This is how I did it…
I picked up these brackets at Target on sale for under five bucks for two! You can find brackets at any home improvement store. They come in many ornate shapes in metal as well as wood. All I did was decide how wide I wanted the shelf. In this case I got a 1″ x 10″ which in reality is really 1″ x 9 1/4″. (That has always bothered me. A 1″ x 10″ should measure exactly that!) After you decide how wide you want it, the next thing is to decide how long. I wanted it to go from the corner to a little beyond the closet door. You can have the home improvement store cut it for you or you can cut it yourself. I already had the wood in my go-to-stack-of-lumber, so I just cut it myself using a compound miter saw.
I lightly sanded the board and stained it with stain I had left over from a project. You do not need to sand or stain the board. You can leave it as is. You can also paint it any color you want or you can just varnish it with a clear water based varnish.
Okay…moving on to the corner shelves.
Corner shelves can be bought at Target or home improvement stores. You can also make them. I normally would make them, however these were on sale and to make them would have cost me more. So in this instance it was a no brainer to not have to put the work into it.
Here you can see there are cleats that hold up the shelf. Find the studs in the wall. If you do not have studs use wall anchors. You can learn about them on my other tutorial here. Once the cleats are attached to the wall, you place the shelf on top. You can then screw it down from the top or hot glue the shelf on like I did. How you attached the shelf really depends on what you are putting on it.
Don’t you love it?!
From below…………then above. 🙂
Creating more space without really “taking” up space is a win-win! Shelves like these will help you be more organized and being more organized helps you find things! Make more room without “taking” up space! You too can do this!
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Happy space creating, Koko❀