Framed Fabric Shoe Organizer

6 Materials
1 Hour

It's a New Year and that means it's time to get organized, right? Well, our master closet was a sad state of affairs. After purging out all the 'unnecessary' stuff, we were left with a blank wall. We were determined to maximize the use of space in our tiny walk-in.

Using some cotton fabric, basic wood trim from the hardware store, staples and a nail gun, we created a large scale 'frame'. Measure and hang the fabric first with a few of the staples, then position the trim afterwards to make sure it's all straight. Dan helped me mitre the corners. We just used super basic MDF trim.

Then cut a few slits in the fabric where you want your hanging hardware to go. We used these small hooks for dowels and a few picture hangers as well. Just make sure you measure your shoes first :)

These dowels were hung approximately 10" apart. Use the other hooks to hang accessories! I also added a gold gilded mirror.

Et voila! For more details on this project click through to our blog... AND then check out the updates we've made in the last year :) Shortly after this organizing project, we doubled the size of this closet...and added in more space for shoes ;) Happy Organizing HTers xoxo

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  • Christina Gardiner Christina Gardiner on Jul 14, 2020

    Only works if you wear high heels and have more than a pair or two of shoes. Would really like clothes storage ideas. Switching out spring summer, fall, and winter clothes between bins under the bed and closet is getting so old. But our closet is only 4’ x 3’ for two adults. And master organizers have any ideas?

  • Patti Patti on Jul 14, 2020

    Looks great, but I own no high heels, so does this plan also work on flats ? Men’s shoes?

  • Sandra Petrini Sandra Petrini on Jul 21, 2020

    How do those little screws hold the weight of the shoes on the dowels? I started making mine and my daughter asked me that question


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  • Jamie Tyler Smith Jamie Tyler Smith on Jul 29, 2020

    That works great for inside kitchen cabinets also.

  • Melissa Gandee Melissa Gandee on Mar 10, 2021

    Maybe do peg board and find the pegs to best hold the shoes you have. Could paint board or put contact paper on it-more work though to pop out the holes.