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My husband needed a small shoe storage and combined stool. There wasn't much room between wall and the bed, so it had to be narrow.
The shoe racks in the shop weren't suitable. They were either cabinates that were too big, or open racks and no stool. So I had to upcyle, but what with?.
I had an old wooden winerack I no longer used.
I tried a shoe in the rack and found that a single shoe fitted alright inside. Each hole.
I set about converting it.
I found some blue paint in my garage, some old jeans and some other supplies.
Before makeover
Before makeover
I took some spray paints and sprayed parts of it to look like washed denim.
The wood didn't take the paint well, the metal did. I didn't mind as it looked like washed denim.
Spray painted
Spray painted
I then got my husband to cut a piece of wood to fit on the top.
Covering the top.
Covering the top.
I made a fabric top out of old denim clothes. I sew strips onto a denim base. Then I used foam and wadding for the inner stuffing.
I stapled the fabric to the wood on the underside.
This was then fixed to the wine rack with screws.
The top view
The top view
There is enough room in the rack for six pairs of shoes, and enough stool space for my husband to put his clothes on at night.
He's really pleased with this. This is small enough to fit in a wardrobe. If you don't want a stool top, you could fix two together to give you more storage.
answer this question shoe storage

Suggested materials:

  • Old wooden wine rack,  (Originally from carboot sale)
  • Spray paint and old jeans, foam and wadding  (Charity shops for jeans, carboot the paint, wadding local sewing centre)

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2 questions
  • Shuganne
    on Aug 11, 2018

    Is it sturdy enough to sit on while lacing your shoes? If not, could you suggest an alternative?

    BTW, that denim top is to die for!! Genius! Thanks.

    • Leslie
      on Aug 18, 2018

      Hi Sal, LOVE the denim top :) The idea for the shoe storage is not bad either :) Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us !

  • Nancy
    on Aug 19, 2018

    I love your wallpaper! Is that matching fabric showing in the picture?

    • Sal3170064
      on Aug 19, 2018

      Yes, matching wallpaper, bed at and curtains. All from next a couple of years ago.

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  • Patty
    on Aug 20, 2018

    Very smart and sure would free up space in the closet.

  • Jlo33831927
    on Aug 21, 2018

    MY MISTAKE= It's a question of perspective (not less, just different)

    Thank you

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