Yes, the title of this post is a mouthful. No, if you don’t have a broken HEMNES shoe cabinet, you don’t have to keep reading. Yes, if you do have a broken HEMNES shoe cabinet and I enlighten you with how to fix it, you do have to shower me with gifts.
The IKEA HEMNES shoe cabinet. (Cue angels singing.) It is the answer to shoe storage dilemmas all over the world. You see, although the cabinet can store a tonne of shoes, it is very slim and can therefore live in almost any entrance or hallway without taking up bulk space. (This post is not sponsored by IKEA. It should be though. God I love IKEA.)
I would highly recommend it as the perfect shoe storage cabinet. But. Our children are highly spirited and have often opened up the lower drawer and then climbed right inside of it to find a missing shoe. Unfortunately, the shoe cabinet is made of particle board and plastic (to keep the cost down – hooray!) which resulted in the drawer eventually breaking apart .
The shoe drawers actually tilt open (they don’t slide open) and figuring out how to make a tilting drawer was beyond me. So I cheated and built a sliding drawer