No Room for Shoes

Lisa Warunek
by Lisa Warunek
5 Materials
1 Hour
I inherited my husband's walk-in closet when we married. I just have way more things - clothes, shoes, belts, bags, etc! I got tired of tripping over my shoes and finally did something about it! I wanted them off the floor, but I still wanted to see all my shoes instead of putting them in shoe boxes.
We are also redoing our kitchen. I had this long piece of wood that we never used, so this is how my project got started! (The skinny piece)
I cut them about 33" long after measuring rhe space from where my clothes ended to the door.
I sanded them to make them smooth - especially the edges. This helps avoid splinters.
I spray painted them with Rustoleum black spray paint. Two coats worked.

It dries in 10 minutes. I applied coat number 2 after 10 minutes, then waited a little longer before hanging them on the wall just to be sure.
I found the studs, nailed them into the studs, then nailed in nails spaced far enough so my shoes didn't hit each other. I will replace them with knobs or hooks so that none of my shoes get damaged, but I did this project the day before I left to go half way around the world. So, I'll buy the knobs or hooks when I get back.
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  • WUZ27425495 WUZ27425495 on Jul 17, 2017
    Looks easy, but what are the shoes hanging from? Knobs or hooks, I am curious.

  • Sharon Tyson Sharon Tyson on Jul 28, 2017
    How did you put srews knobs or hooks without splitting wood. Great idea

  • Monique Monique on Sep 19, 2018

    Haven't you ever heard of over the door shoe racks?

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