Our shoe storage situation has really been bugging me. I tried a basket under a bench. And I loved it. Until the top broke. I guess that’s what I get for paying all of $3…at a thrift store, of course! (Now, it’s the perfect toy storage in the living room!)
Fast forward weeks (maybe months later) until I found a beat up black end table ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m having some luck there lately but this is one of my favorite projects!
For a while, I just placed one of the drawers from the broken table under the bench hoping one day to have a vision and put some casters on it like I had seen so many different times on Pinterest. And one of my new friends just posted a similar tutorial for rolling storage!
Then, one day, I was out in the building digging for something, and I came across these pieces of wood from our refrigerator and an idea struck.
You know how much I love stripes and I had just picked up a new sample of paint at Lowe’s I was dying to try!
I quickly painted the wood pieces in white and bluish.
Once they were dry, I took some wood glue and painter’s tape to attach the pieces the left it to dry overnight. The wood was a little longer than the drawer but I kind of liked it that way (excuse the photo bomb by Cray).
I talked Russ into drilling me some holes for a handle (notice I had to pull one of my already dried pieces off to do this…not terrible but not ideal).
And my wonderful parents grabbed me some casters at Lowe’s.
Now, if you’re not handy with a drill, no worries! I put these casters on with HOT GLUE! All I did was flip the drawer over and GLUED them to the bottom.
I’m telling you. These projects aren’t hard and they make a huge impact!
Now, I love our shoe storage and both boys are already learning where everything goes! It makes life so much easier!
What do you do for shoe storage around your house?
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