DIY Shoe Rack
Last year I transformed our back entry closet into a pantry. I love having the extra pantry space, however it did get rid of shoe storage. It wasn’t an issue, however now that it’s summer and we’re in and out, the shoes began to pile up.
I decided it was time to add a shoe rack, and so of course it meant a fun DIY project.
I had some scrap wood laying around. For the project I used:
(3) deck boards
1x2” for legs and side supports.
13” wide including black legs
The first thing we did was nail together the leg frames.
Depending how you want it to look, you can leave a little extra on the top and bottom.
Next was adding in the middle support for the shoe rack pieces to sit on.
We then nailed on the planks where the shoes would sit.
To prevent the rack from shifting sideways and being super wobbly, we added a cross piece across the back.
I then primed the planks to prep for my ‘wood effect’ finish.
Next up was beige chalk paint.
Once the beige paint was on, I painted the legs using Graphite color chalk paint.
I then applied Behr antique wax to create a driftwood look.
For more tips on the wood effect finish, check out my last project for all the steps :)
Last step was to seal up the shoe rack with a clear sealant. I used Jolie low lustre acrylic topcoat.
I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I love the contrast between the wood effect finish and the dark legs.
Would you try making this?