Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Decorative Shoe Rack

This project came to be out of dire need. As much as I LOVE my new apartment, it is seriously lacking in closet space. Being able to hang my heels on the wall shows off all my fun shoes and gives me more space inside my closet.

1. Molding cut to fit your wall
2. Spray paint
3. Hammer
4. Finishing nails
5. Lots of fun heels

1. First things first, I measured the wall I would be working with. Measure each spot that you are going to be hanging a piece of molding. Some walls aren't straight and lengths may vary.

2. Head to the local hardware store and pick out your molding. Make sure you get a molding with a good lip for the shoes to hang on. I would go with one that has a flat top and not a slanted one. Conveniently,  I only had to buy one piece of molding because my wall was fairly small. I told the people at the hardware store how long I needed them to be and they cut it for me right in the store.

3. Spray paint your pieces. (Check out the great 70's style linoleum in the kitchen)

4. Wait till the molding is dry and hang it. My dad used finishing nails to hang the molding so they don't show as much. Before you hang the molding make sure it is level, otherwise the heels wont stay put.

5. Once hung, I put a little spray paint on a q-tip and painted the tops of the nails. This way you can't see them at all.

 6.  Display your heels! If you have a hard time getting your heels to stay, the hardware store has little clear rubber squares that are sticky on one side. Stick them on the molding where you want your shoes to hang. These squares can be found on the aisle with the things you put under furniture to get it to slide across the carpet easier.

This post is dedicated to my wonderful father who so kindly hung these pieces of molding on the wall. He also redid my closet so I could have more hanging and storage space. To top it off he installed a secret shelf to keep the random junk on that I just can't part with. What a great dad!

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  1. This is such a good idea - I wish I had this kind of space to use by or near my closet!!


  2. Umm...ya...this is totally awesome!!!

  3. What a brilliant idea!

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  4. GREAT idea!!! I love it!
    All Things Heart and Home

  5. I love this! I love shoes- which means I have far too many to fit in my tiny apartment.. and this idea is PERFECT!

  6. That is brilliant! I so need to do this. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comment love on my Oatmeal cream pies.