If you love creating your own pieces from recycled items, you’ll love today’s ideas. Many wardrobe models don’t have space to put shoes, so you need a separate shoe rack.
To avoid having to spend more buying new furniture, the solution is to create your own way to accommodate the shoes. The best part is that there are lots of styles, materials and ways to customize your shoe rack.
Inspirations for your shoe
In addition to being a practical item, the shoe rack also works as a decorative element for bedrooms. So, see how to assemble this piece with wooden slats, cardboard, pet bottle, PVC etc. Thus, you will have a beautiful decoration without high costs.
1- Make a shoe rack with old slats
Do you have useless old wooden slats in your house? So, you can put together and make this creative shoe rack.
2- Enjoy pieces of boards
With just four pieces of old boards, you can build a rustic and stylish shoe rack. It is perfect when combined with the open closet.
3- Add intense colours
This inspiration is highlighted by its differentiated painting. After sanding and applying red paint, the shoe rack changes from a rustic theme to a modern one.
4- Gather fair crates
Join several stacked wooden crates together and form a creative shoe rack. For a better finish, sand the pieces. At the top, you can place your bags. For the boots, place the box vertically.
5- Give life to an empty wall
Place small pieces of wood horizontally with a hinge. When you want to put your shoes away, just lower the frame.
6- Create a shoe rack with the famous PVC pipes
To assemble an original shoe rack, you just need to cut pieces of PVC pipe and join them with a rubber band. It’s great to enjoy unused corners inside the room.
7- Assemble a work of art
Also with the pieces of PVC, it is possible to create a very creative shoe rack. If you have space behind a door, this inspiration helps to decorate your room.
8- Recycle old cardboard
The idea is to create a practical shoe rack just by folding the cardboard into a triangle shape. Taller shoes, such as boots, can be placed on top.
9- Have a space for sandals
This small shoe rack made with a box is great for storing sandals and slippers at the entrance of the house.
10- Stack wooden crates
Separate four wooden crates, sand and paint white. Once that’s done, you just need to place them on top of each other in an empty corner.
11- Place the crates horizontally
Another way to assemble the shoe rack with crates is to join two compartments horizontally. If you want, you can put your feet to get taller.
12- Use the free walls
One more way to take advantage of an unused wall is to place these wooden structures vertically.
13- Make the entrance door more practical
If you don’t want to leave your shoes lying around at the entrance, this shoe rack option with pallets will be very useful in your home.
14- Recycle unused boards
Gather wooden boards from broken furniture and assemble this DIY shoe rack. With a little patience, you can make this piece.
15- Give a new life to the wooden platform
Place a wooden platform inside your wardrobe. So, you just need to accommodate the shoes as the photo shows.
16- Hang your boots
With pieces of a broom handle and a small board, you can assemble this shoe rack. How about trying?
17- Reinvent an unused ladder
Set aside a ladder that you no longer use and put on your boots. This handcrafted shoe rack uses the same system as the broom handles. To make it more modern, you just need to choose a strong colour, like this blue.
18- Have a shoe rack with five boards
Separate five pieces of old boards and nail them together in a bookcase format. Thus, you create an original space for your shoes.
19- Keep your heels vertical
With iron frames installed in a corner of the wall, you can assemble this style of the shoe rack.
20- Recycle aluminium cans
Separate aluminium cans in a size suitable for your shoes. So, just hang it on the wall and you will have a recycling decoration.
21- Build an economical piece of furniture
With a little creativity, you can style boards or wooden slats that are leaning against a corner of your house. The result is this affordable piece of furniture.
22- Reuse a cardboard box
Take a large cardboard box and wrap it with wrapping paper. Then, put strips of firmer paper to make the divisions between the shoes.
23- Put crates under the bed
Do you want to decorate a small apartment and have little space for a shoe rack? To solve this, leave the wooden crates under your bed.
24- Enjoy every available corner
With a few pieces of wood, you can organize your shoes. Paint it white and pin the items to the wall.
25- Innovate in format
Following the same idea, you can place your sneakers on fixed structures. To make this model, just tilt the wood and even place it in the space between the wardrobe and the wall.
26- Hang your sneakers
For this shoe rack tip, you just need to use clothes hangers and clothes pegs. To hang, leave it in the closet. Remember to clean the sole well whenever you store it.
27- Make a decorative item
Create your shoe rack by placing organized crates. To customize, arrange objects for decoration next to the shoes.
28- Use the spaces behind the door
The fabric shoe rack is perfect for standing behind a wooden door. So you get more free space.
29- Recycle pet bottles
Cut off the tops of the pet bottles and use them to accommodate your sandals. You can decorate however you like, just use hot glue.
30- Renew your metal grid
Do you have a metal grid that you don’t use anymore? It will look great for storing your high-heeled shoes.
31 – Use copper tube
The copper tube is used to structure a modern and stylish shoe rack. The idea serves both the bedroom and the entrance hall.
32 – Skateboard
In a teenager’s bedroom, the shoe rack can be mounted on the wall, with skateboards that serve as shelves for the sneakers.
33 – Organize and accommodate
In addition to serving as accommodation, this bench has a lower part adapted for storing shoes. A good tip for the lobby.
34 – Buckets with little shoes
In the children’s room, shoes can be stored in colourful buckets. The use of tags is an organizational tip.
35 – Color dots
You can use coloured crates to turn the wall into a DIY shoe rack. It will be a storage space full of personality.
36 – Enjoy the space under the bed
Make a bed out of pallets and use the free space under the furniture to organize your shoes. A simple, sustainable idea that fits in your pocket.
37 – Wood and rope
To put this tip into practice, just ask a carpenter for 4 pieces of wood and nail them together with a hammer. Then drill holes with a drill to braid the strings.
38 – Wood and concrete bricks
Here, the project used wood and concrete blocks to create furniture with more than one purpose. The idea is for placing books and decorative objects, as well as storing shoes.
39 – Wicker Baskets
The great challenge of making this shoe rack is due to its base structure. Ask the joiner to build the foundation, then place three wicker baskets to organize the shoes.
40 – Colored shelves with pallets
You can disassemble the pallet, paint the pieces and create shelves on the bedroom wall.
41 – Vintage style
A simple old nightstand has become the shoes’ new home. You can customize this antique furniture with the colour of your choice.
42 – Stool with wheels
On this tip, you’ll just need a crate, some wheels and seat padding. The lower part of the bench serves as a shoe rack.
Now that you know creative ways to make a shoe rack, choose the one you liked the most and start planning yours. With these tips, you will have a different, creative and sustainable piece.
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