I don’t know about you but I hate having everyone’s shoes all over my entryway. I have a tiny entryway and it seems like everyone always has more than one pair of shoes just laying around. It always seems like I am tripping over shoes during the day. So I came up with a simple and out of way storage idea. I really needed to find something that would not take a lot of space and could take a lot of shoes.
I got the idea of using crates on a small corner of my entryway. They did not take a lot of space and can hold all of our shoes.
I went to Joann’s and I got two crates. I need to add some shelving to the crates so the shoes are just not thrown in and a mess like they are all over my entryway at the moment. I got some craft wood and cut it to the dimension of the inside of the crate. I also cut or I should say my hubby cut small pieces to go on the side to support the shelve.
I used small screws to the side of the crate with the thin wood to hold up the shelf.
I did both crates. Its super fast and easy to do.
Now the fun begins. I stained both crates with a dark stain.
After the stain has dried I made chalk paint mixture of white paint and plaster both equal parts.
I applied the chalk paint on top of the stained wooden crates.
I think it makes the look worn down and antiqued. I used American paint company sealer to seal the crates. I don’t want the paint coming off when everyone take and put in the shoes in the crates.
Then you are all done. Now I have a nice storage solution to store all of my families shoes.