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You guys, this has to be one of the simplest DIY projects I’ve done to date, and it’s made one of the biggest impacts on my home’s look.
Our mudroom came with custom built-in entryway storage, but, I mean, have you seen how many shoes I have? Even though we have tons more space out here than we did in DC or Annapolis, it still somehow wasn’t enough.
So my husband and I decided to install shoe racks.
(And when I say “install,” I mean it in the loosest sense of the word possible. We wanted to place them, really.)
So we went to the first place any young couple goes when they’re looking for cheap, easy storage: IKEA!
Yes, IKEA is another one of my anti-drugs.
I mean, that place has everything. And if it doesn’t have everything, it has enough that you can DIY the rest of it.
Enter the DIY Golden Chic IKEA Shoe Rack
DIY Golden Chic IKEA Shoe Rack
IKEA has a number of options for shoe racks. Some are more expensive than others, and others are classier than the rest.
These days, we always err on the side of cheap.
We chose these white Bissa racks because 1. They fit up to 18 (!!) pairs of shoes, 2. They’re vertical and slim so they don’t take up a ton of room, and 3. They have that little vent at the top so our shoes aren’t marinating in their own odor.
Plus, they’re only $39.99!
As the cheapest option, these beauties are surprisingly lovely and super sturdy.
That said, I didn’t want to just plunk these guys down in my mudroom and let them gather dust. (I have a hard time being surrounded by anything that isn’t pretty… It’s a real problem. I’m working on it, but not actually.)
So I did what any overscheduled young mom would do: I DIYed it to my liking!
Now, this project was seriously almost too easy for words.
I literally bought these beautiful drawer pulls off of Amazon (I’d actually bought them for my kitchen, but that’s a whole other saga), and just affixed them to the front of the rack.
No lie, that’s the extent of it.
You just measure and mark equal distances on each rack, drill a hole through each mark, and then screw the pulls in with the accompanying screws.
Easy peasy, but oh so lovely!
I feel like this one tiny detail transformed the whole feel of not only just the racks, but the whole mudroom!
It feels so much classier now.
Are you an IKEA DIYer? (Shall we call this DIkeaY?) What’s your favorite IKEA transformation?