Inexpensive wood crate shoe storage | Little House of Four: Inexpensive wood crate shoe storage

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inexpensive wood crate shoe storage

My daughter has a ton of shoes that keeping them organized and in one spot was a must for her room. I used to keep them in a white beverage bucket, but whenever we had people over I would have to dump out her shoes and clean it out so it could be used for drinks.  I decided it was time to give her shoes a proper place to go that could stay in her room.   I had a yellow wood crate that I bought at Homegoods on clearance (some of the boards were loose, nothing a few nails and wood glue couldn't fix) that I kept in my room for no particular purpose.  The color was wrong for her room, but the size and shape was perfect for shoe storage.

I painted the box coral and then used gold leaf rub 'n buff on the tops of the boards.   I also added 4 caster wheels to the bottom and it was ready to be filled with shoes.




I love the pop of color that it gives to an otherwise dull corner of her room.  It also ties in with the chalkboard that I made for her closet door.

4 comments:

  1. Cute idea!!! I'm loving the wheels on the bottom! Pinned!

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  2. What a great idea! I've been searching for some great shoe storage! The best part is you can easily roll this around to anywhere in the house. I think you can also buy similar unfinished crates at homedepot.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure about Home Depot, but they do sell them at Michael's and other craft stores. So many great uses for unfinished crates!

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