As one of the must-have fashion items that can boost your OOTD (outfit of the day), shoes really play a crucial role. No wonder many people are keen on buying shoes. And if your closet is going to explode due to your shoes, check out these 9 effortless and cheap shoe rack ideas.
1. Rustic Shoe Racks
Did you know that wooden crates can be turned into anything you like? A coffee table, bookshelf, or even a shoe rack.
The best thing of upcycling wooden crates and turning them into shoe racks is they come in cubby shapes so you will not have to assemble the pieces and work with brad nails or screws.
All you need to do just sand them down to smoothen the surface, then stain them. You can also add a board in the middle of each crate to create two compartments within one crate. By doing this, you can get more space for your shoes.
After that, you can stack them up and begin to store your shoes in them. To make them sturdier, you can nail them together, and screw them to the wall.
2. Family Shoe Drawers
These drawers are a great place to store and hide your shoes, thanks to the cabinet door that keep the clutter out of sight. This will make your house look cleaner and tidier.
Have you ever experienced the hectic morning when your kids are squawking about their shoes because the shoes are mixed up? Now end this perpetual plight by putting a label on each drawer so their shoes will not be mixed up anymore.
3. Under the Stairs Pull-Out Shoe Rack
The awkward area under the stairs is often forgotten. Therefore, many homeowners choose to either cover it with wainscoting paneling or just leave it that way, creating an open space.
Instead of not doing anything with this space, why don’t you make some pull-out shoe racks in it? The pull-out shoe racks can help you hide your shoes so your house will be clutter-free.
This kind of rack enables you to get your shoes easily. You do not need to bow to see where you put your shoes. All you need to do just pull the rack out, take the shoes, and push them back.
4. Rotatable Shoe Rack
If you do not have much space to organize your shoes in your closet, try making this rotatable shoe rack. It can hold more shoes despite the compact size. You can even put it in a cabinet or your closet, and it really works like a charm.
To make this rotatable shoe rack, you will need discs, standard dividers, tall dividers, turntable swivel mechanisms, and many others.
By using this rack, you will find your shoes in a breeze because you will just need to rotate the rack to find them. Therefore, you can hide them in your cabinets without worrying about getting the shoes stored at the back side of the rack.
- It would be better if you expand the width of the bottom rack in case you want to store your boots in it.
5. Stairway Shoe Racks
Living in a compact house requires you to use up space as well as possible. Even you have to invest in some multifunctional furniture to optimize your storage space, just like this stairway.
The first and second steps are not only functioned as the steps helping you reach the first floor but they are also used as drawers where you can store your shoes.
Merging steps and drawers is a great way to add more storage space in your house. No need to think about where you are going to put your shoe racks which may take up a lot of space. Just pull the drawers out and push them back.
6. Wiremesh Rack for High Heels
High heels are available in a breadth of beautiful designs to prettify your feet and outfit. If you do not have any shoe rack, but you do not want to splurge out on a shoe rack, either, try using a wire mesh to hold your high heel in place.
You do not have to be an excellent carpenter to make this rack. You will only need to get a wire mesh and lean it against the wall. And, you are done.
- This rack is easy to make. Everybody can make it themselves.
- It is prone to fall apart as it is not secured to the wall.
7. Colorful Wooden Crate Shoe Rack
Add pops of colors to your mundane mudroom with these colorful racks. They are eminently easy to make, but they provide a splendid look. Now make a run to your storage room and get some wooden crates.
Once you have got the wooden crates, sand them down thoroughly so you can paint them easily. Just do not forget to apply some primer before painting the wooden crates for a better result.
8. PVC Pipe Shoe Rack
Are you looking for shoe racks that can also make a pretty good adornment for your mudroom? Try these effortless racks.
These racks are made of PVC pipes that have been cut into several pieces. After cutting the pipes, arrange the base first by gluing 5 pieces of pipe using special glue until you get a row of PVC pipe. After that, you can work on the next rows.
For your information, these racks are actually sturdy enough so you do not have to glue them down to the wall. Making the racks stand on the floor be enough. But, if you want to make them sturdier, you can apply some glue so they can attach to the wall firmly.
9. Clothe Hanger Shoe Racks
Did you know that clothe hangers can make pretty good shoe racks? You just need to cut the hangers and bend the upper parts to forms two hooks. And for the lower parts, just bend them to form a V with hooks.
- Cheap and easy to make
- You will need more time to hang your shoes and sandals.
- The racks look messy.
Making a shoe rack does not have to gobble up your time and money. With these 9 cheap shoe rack ideas, you will be able to make your own shoe organizers without breaking a sweat.