DIY Shoe Storage

Petro Neagu
by Petro Neagu
9 Materials
1 Day
Upgrade an old boot tray with this DIY shoe storage! Perfect for snowy boots, this front door shoe storage idea will completely change the look of your entryway!

My entry way really needed this DIY shoe storage idea, it was practically begging for a makeover!

I thought I should start small and upgrade a couple of old shoe tray for front door. They’re black and ugly, they’ve been around for ages and time really took a toll on them! And I also made use of the old shoe racks I had which were not in such a bad shape.

plastic boot tray
220 grit sandpaper
rubbing alcohol
cotton pads
acrylic paint in color of choice (I got white, it fits my home decor). Use paint that is suitable for plastic. Alternatively, use spray paint
paint roller
acrylic sealer
2 metal shoe racks

If you’re using an old tray as mine, wash it well with soap and water then dry.
Wipe surface down with a cloth.

Apply a coat of primer and let it dry completely.
Using your paint roller, apply the paint, following the instructions on the label. Alternatively use spray paint.
Do a coat of acrylic sealer for durability – completely optional. Allow to completely dry.
Fill about 2/3 of the tray with pebbles.
Stack up the metal shoe racks and place them on top of the pebble filled tray for extra shoe storage.
I am so much happier about my entryway now, I think it looks a lot tidier, cleaner and clutter free!

And I added an extra tray by the door, for guests’ shoes and boots. 
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  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Dec 22, 2017
    Don't the upper shoes drip on the lower shoes?

  • Lacey Lacey on Sep 09, 2020

    The pebbles are a nice touch but what do they do? I’m just curious if it’s just for pretty or if they hide the dirt that falls off the shoes-

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