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Finally–An Entryway Solution!

Does it look like this around your front and back doors?

shoe storage problem
Adorable cat NOT part of the problem!

We don’t wear shoes in the house, and as a result, our front and back doors were always piled with shoes.  Lots and lots of shoes.  It made me crazy and always made the house look messy.  I researched ideas for all different kinds of shoe racks but didn’t like the idea of still being able to see a bunch of shoes as soon as you walked into the house–even if they weren’t on the floor.

I needed something that would fit my space, needs, and aesthetic.  Here were my non-negotiables:

  • Must fit the style of the house
  • Must fit in the space I had to work with
  • Must be able to hold multiple pairs of shoes
  • Must completely keep the shoes out of site
  • Must be convenient, because we both know if it’s not, nobody is going to use it
  • Must be able to hold up to damp shoes

Here is what I came up with.

I built it to fit in the small nook in our entryway and blend seamlessly into the decor.  It is secured to the wall with a ledger board to prevent tipping.   Shoes can easily be tossed in, and each drawer can hold several pairs–or even boots.  I sprayed the inside of each drawer with a rubberized waterproof coating and then added floor mats to protect the wood from water and dirt.

shoe storage cabinet shoe storage cabinet

shoe storage cabinet

I so love the results.  Another problem solved!


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