When we moved into our house, over a year ago, the one downside of our new investment was that there were no permanent wardrobes in the master bedroom. We have since added free standing wardrobes which are working to fill the void, but the one thing that has been driving me mad is the shoe storage. I am not a crazy shoe-hoarder, however, I feel like most people shoes do seem to get out of hand as you need winter boots, and summer sandals and high heels and work shoes … without even trying they seem to multiple. So with a bursting wardrobe, enough was enough, it was time to invest in a shoe rack for beside my bed, however, I didn’t want anything too expensive as it is just temporary until we renovate next year.
While down at our local shops I popped into The Reject Shop, and scored myself a natural wooden shoe rack for $12AUD. I had originally intended to check out Kmart, as in Australia it has been going insane with popularity around their Home Decor nick-nacks, and I was surprised to learn that The Reject Shop has most of the same items at a cheaper price (because lets face it, they all probably come from the same factory in China). So with my natural wooden shoe rack in hand, I headed home to get into my DIY shoe rack makeover – Check out my Reject Shop Hack below.
What you will need:
- The Reject Shop Shoe Rack – $12AUD
- Small Tin of Sample Paint from Bunnings or Can of Spray Paint
The wood is very porous which really allows the paint to sink in, and I decided to only do one coat of paint as it left an almost shabby chic/milk paint looks to the shoe rack. You could really paint this any colour and originally I was going to paid it bright green but decided to go with a more neutral colour and used an old tin of colour tester we had for our walls (always make use of what you already have lying around).
FINAL PRODUCT … Nice and neat shoes on display.
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