Oct 21, 2012

Shoe Storage in the Foyer

I have twin boys that are 9 years old. They are in and out of the house all day long.
Easy, convenient shoe storage is a must.


I keep an old wooden box in this corner of the foyer for shoes. I added wheels to it so it is off the floor and can be moved around easily.
But this corner looks very BLAH!
So today I took down my Target art from about 13 years ago (it was doing nothing for this wall space). I purchased this table runner made from natural twigs at Target yesterday for $14.99. So I hung it up on the wall above the shoe box.
I then added a mirror trio on top of it.
This little black box opposite the shoes is an old potato bin that I found at an Antique Shop near my home. Any kind of storage is great in this area. Soon I will be looking for places to hold hats and gloves.
Our home has a "lived in" look and feel to it - so I don't mind seeing our worn shoes.
Recycled storage and natural elements in the home....my kind of style.

15 comments :

Cozy Little House said...

What a great idea! Killing two (or three perhaps) birds with one stone.
Brenda

Kelly said...

I think that's a good idea. We keep all of our shoes on the landing of the steps leading to our garage. It's not very pretty to look at, but it serves a purpose I guess. I like how you have yours corralled all together to keep them out of the way. It seems I'm always having to clear shoes off my floor!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Holly! I saw your post title on another blog and had to pop over. I always wonder what others do to corral the shoes piled up at the door! This is perfect and the runner hung on the wall with mirrors becomes a focal point rather than to crate of shoes. I use large baskets and I'm trying to get my girls to weed out their flip flops and summer shoes to make room for the boots. I may need a really BIG basket for those! ;-D

You have a wonderful blog...I'm a follower now!

XO,
Jane

blesid thrifter said...

Perfect execution, as usual! I love the idea of taking our shoes off while in the house. Growing up we ALWAYS did that; and I hear it keeps your house a lot cleaner! I need to start training my kids this winter to take off their shoes!!! If I had a gorgeous space like yours maybe they would be more likely to follow directions. That's a BIG maybe.... :-)
Time for me to track down a fabulous shoe bin... and maybe I can get the hubs to put it on wheels, too! Have a great week! Jules

Amy Kinser said...

Good idea! Love the old crate!

My husband has an identical twin so that was cool reading that you have twin boys. Such fun!

20 North Ora said...

I think the picture of the shoes in the old crate is just precious! That will be a memory someday!

Judy

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a great way to corral shoes. Love the rustic wood too.

Brooke said...

Cute! The little mirrors you hung on it are adorable!


=)


Brooke

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I like your shoe storage. We don't wear shoes in the house so storage is an issue. My daughter always complains she has no shoes but then within a couple days just she has left 4 or 5 pairs by the door! Your box is a great idea.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Very practical, and the wall art makes it pretty, too. My kids are all grown, but I despise wearing shoes, I have a pile by the front door, a pile by the back door, a pile by the door to the deck------guess I need to get a few crates!

Junky Vagabond said...

I really like the idea of an old crate for shoes! Goes well with your theme - love your ideas!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Great idea! I love the old wooden box you found, I am always on the look out for those. Love it!

~Shanon

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I have the SAME exact space by my front door and it's where my shoe bin sits also. I love the look of the runner with mirrors - now you have me looking at my own small wall (that I never thought twice about before!) thinking that I need to dress it up!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great storage for the shoes by the door...and I love the way you hung the plates against the backdrop of great texture!...

Bella said...

Leave it to you to make an old box full of shoes look like decor :)

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