DIY Shoe Rack & Dream Shoe Closet Ideas

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Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!” We won’t argue with that, and it seems those searching Google agree, as more than 3 million results come up for the search term, “DIY shoe storage.”

We discovered several easy ways to stylishly stash your footwear using inexpensive materials such as crown molding, PVC pipe and magazine storage boxes. Molly Maid also couldn’t resist showing off a few dream shoe closet ideas, which have us dreaming of coordinating fabulous shoes by color, heel height and occasion! A few DIY shoe rack great ideas have been assembled in our new Pinterest board: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.

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To quickly conquer your closet clutter and get your shoes off the floor, consider visiting your local home improvement store!

Several pinners showed how easy purchasing an 8’ piece of molding can be cut into 3’ pieces. Check out how GENIABEME decorates the wood with spray paint and nails the pieces to a wall. Hang the heel of the shoe along the crown molding ledge and you’ll see an instant improvement!

Home Stories A to Z has the coolest idea to turn plain ‘ol 6” x 10’ pvc pipe into birch log lookalikes! She shares her inventive steps for kindly requesting cuts to the pipe, prepping, painting and covering the surface in birch bark wallpaper. The example provides storage for 10 pairs of shoes, making your entry way look rustic chic!

Don’t know what to do with those magazine storage boxes? Follow Hative’s plans for keeping flip flops and sandals contained! Using two alternating colors, line the boxes on a shelf and stash two pairs in each and celebrate your closet floor being footwear free!

If your tastes and budget allow for a more luxurious solution and you want to showcase your shoe collection, consider inspiration from the stunning closet featured in Traditional Home magazine!

Leading character of Sex & The City and lover of all fashion and things New York, Carrie Bradshaw said, “I’m not afraid of heights – have you seen my shoes?”

For more organization and cleaning ideas from the house cleaning experts at Molly Maid, check out our Cleaning Tips.