Wednesday, December 28, 2016

shoe armoire



Is your closet crowded?
Where do you put all your shoes?
Do you keep them in labeled boxes?
Do you have racks and racks, too high to reach?
Are your shoes all over the floor in your closet and outside?

A few years ago, I came up with the perfect solution.  I designed this armoire and had it built.
It's shiny black wood, brass colored hardware and raised panel doors give it a "blend in with any period furniture" look.  Since it has been moved four times in the last ten years (twice from high rise condos), it has taken on a slightly "distressed" look which makes it all the more special. 




I position the five shelves so that the back of the shelf is one notch higher than the front.  The shoes are two layers deep.  
This is how it looks in the summer............sandals up front.


This is how it looks in the winter with closed toed shoes to the front.



The bottom drawer is for dress boots where they lie flat.

The four smaller drawers are for stockings, tights, leggings and the sort.



I love my shoe armoire.  It is one of my best ideas.  
You could have the same.  There are all types and prices of armoires on the market today.  You might find one in a second hand furniture store, antique store or brand new in a furniture store.  You may have to have some extra shelves cut, but that's not a problem...... Home Depot may even do that.

My armoire blends in with my other bedroom pieces including my jewelry case from Pier 1








Shoe storage problem solved...... 






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