I put the boxes together, by simply screwing them in. There was not router edges or 90 degree angle corners. Simple and easy was what I was going for. The front of the box will be all that is seen 99% of the time.
Here is how it looks normally. I was going to organize the shoes, line them up all pretty. “But then I thought hmm better not….” (bonus cool points if you know what movie that is from) I like to keep it real around here. I have a pretty home, this blog is full of shiny and perfect pictures. This home is also full of three kids, two dogs, and apparently a person with a shoe problem. That person is me, This is no where near the full extent of my kid’s shoes. This is about half of one child’s shoe collection. Number of shoes they have purchased…? Zero! They have no money. I buy them all. But, it is ok. I am an adult and I can do that, I also create the perfect space to house the shoes. Kids shoes are so dang cute!
I forgot to mention, I found these little metal letters at Michael’s craft store and nailed them into the boxes. I am not sure if they will stick around. They are far too temporary to stay on. When I say that, I mean my kids take them off and steal them, play with them, or hide them. They are cute and I will use them in a higher up place, out of reach of kids.
Notice in the above picture, there is no letter in the middle box. It is already MIA. We are missing the N. The G is also hanging backwards. These kids are quick because I know they were all set up when I started taking pictures. Then the dog needed to go out, one of the kids needed help getting a sock on, the other had a booger for me. You know how it goes. I came back for more picture taking time and was missing some letters. Let’s just pretend all of the letters are there and I did not take a booger from my child to throw in the trash. OK?
These boxes were really easy to make, with all of the simple cuts and lines. Making them allowed me to have the exact size I wanted and needed. DIY style is always the way to go when you have a space like this. Finding the absolute perfect fit with style and size is near impossible in a store. Now you can make them! I have the complete other side of the laundry room to do. There is big plans for the other wall, also the ceiling. Eek, I am so giddy to get to creating and sharing!
Next up around here is a ton of fall projects coming your way. It was leaf, pumpkin, and other fall trimmings around here this weekend. I am overflowing with ideas and projects at the moment. Nursing a third degree burn from a hot glue gun, have two projects drying on the dinner table, and some wood ready to be stained. Yep, I am getting the house ready for fall!
What is a way to keep kids shoes organized? Have you started decorating for fall yet?