Answer This Question. Shoe Storage
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.
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.
I then got my husband to cut a piece of wood to fit on 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.
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.
- 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)