DIY Shoe Rack (Space-saving for small spaces!) Since we moved into our new house a couple years ago, our “shoe pile” at the front door has been a constant problem. I can’t even think about walking in public places and collecting all kinds of germs from everywhere and then bringing those onto the floor that my kids sit and play cars and Legos on.
I dream of someday having a big mudroom with all sorts of shelves and cabinets to keep shoes, coats, and bags organized (this one that Erin from “The Sunny Side Up Blog” made is to die for!)
But for now, I decided that a custom-fit DIY shoe rack that used advantage of the empty height space was the best solution for us. 15 metal rods (mine are hollow), cut to the length that you want your shoe rack to be.
The first thing I did was measure my space so I could plan how big to build the frames. Next I assembled the 2 “ladder ends” for my shoe rack, as pictured.
Next, I clamped my 2 shoe rack ends together so that I could drill through both at the same time.
I needed the holes to be perfectly lined up….if they’re a little off, your metal rods won’t be exactly straight when you assemble them onto the shoe rack ends.
I assembled by putting all of my rods into one shoe rack end (ladder). They fit nice and tight so I didn’t need to glue.
Then I put the other end on top, which took a little time to align all the rods into the holes. If you love organization, you may like this IKEA tie rack hack!