Save Space Shoe Storage DIY

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!

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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!

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Also don’t overlook over the door hooks to hang a jacket, purse, or next day clothes!

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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…

Buy brackets

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

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.

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?!

Don’t you love it?!

Below...above. :)

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❀

Am I blue…yes I’m blue…

But the happy kind of blue!

This post was inspired by an awesome blogger at http://buttersugarflowers.com/ She makes the most delicious cakes.  I can’t wait to make the hazelnut cake.  I think will be a favorite of mine!

Okay back to nails…This is called Cartwheels On the Catwalk!  I guess with hundreds and hundreds of “blues” out on the market, you have to get creative with the names.  😉  I do like this color.  Fun and goes with everything!  I painted on three coats.  I didn’t paint a bottom coat or top coat and the polish has been on for almost 2 weeks.  Yep worn at the tips of nails but remember I play in dirt almost daily and built two garden gates as well as my normal lawn care every three days or so.  So for this polish to stand up to that and so much more (don’t want to bore you totally) it’s saying something.  I just took it off before I sat down to write this and it wiped off scary EASY!  They sure are making better polishes.  If you are looking for something that lasts and easy to remove, give this brand (SEPHORA by OPI) a try.

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Nail polish; SEPHORA by OPI……..Sunnies; Kenneth Cole Reaction

What is your go to color?

The Lost String…Restringing Shorts

We’ve all had it happen to us…we lose the string around our shorts, skirt, or pants.  It was there before we put it in the washer and now half is gone.  How do we get it back out?  It happened to my husbands shorts.  I started re-stringing it this morning and my son was like, “that is so cool.”  I said, “What’s cool?”  He said, “I never knew that is how you do that.”  He was impressed and I beamed my super hero mom smile at him. He told me I should blog about this.  So here you go son, this one is for you.  BTW, he took the pictures.

What you need: One safety-pin however large or small to fit though existing hole.

Tip: I use the longest safety-pin I can fit…goes faster.

Pin safety pin through on one end of string and begin pushing pin through.
Pin safety-pin through on one end of string and begin pushing pin through.
Keep on threading it through..
Keep on threading it through..
and threading it through...
and threading it through…
Finally...pin pokes through!
Finally…pin pokes through!
See how I pinned the safety pin through the string to start it?  Nothing fancy. ;)
See how I pinned the safety-pin through the string to start it? Nothing fancy. 😉
All done.  Tie knots at both tips.

Mellow Yellow…

Perfect color for summer.  Sunny yellow!  It’s actually called “Mellow Yellow”,  by Sally Hansen; their Xtreme line.  It’s so pretty.  Instant happiness!  I painted three coats of this color; no bottom coat, no top coat, and the polished lasted over a week.  That is saying a lot coming from me, since my hands touch water 20 or more times a day, plus I’m out in the garden daily.   Needless to say, my hands take a beating and the polish stayed strong.  I’m thinking if I was easy on my hands I’d probably get well over two weeks on this; sadly,  the world will never know!  😉  The kitty is pretty too, don’t you think?

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