DIY Ladder Shoe Rack
Learn how to make a DIY shoe rack with this fabulous tutorial!
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If you are the average female, you probably have lots of shoes (I know I do). If you need a place to keep those lots of shoes, then consider trying this DIY Ladder Shoe Rack. This DIY shoe rack can simply be leaned against a wall, and doesn't take up too much floor space. Along with high heels, this ladder rack is great for holding scarves or belts that are in need of a home. Making a ladder into a shoe rack couldn't be easier. Don't bother buying or making a shoe rack, just use an old ladder instead.
From from the blogger: "I had the perfect old ladder of my grandpa's stashed in a safe place just waiting for me to make into a ladder shoe rack for our master bedroom closet! I'm extremely happy with how this project turned out, I know have a place to hang all of my high heals, scarfs and wraps. It makes a great show case!"
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteIn an evening
- Jig saw
- Poly acrylic
- Felt furniture pads
- Paint brush
- Vinegar (or any cleaning solution)
- An old ladder
DIY Ladder Shoe Rack
First I measured my ceiling height so I could get as much height out of the ladder as possible.
It was a big ladder! I had to cut three rungs off of the bottom of it using my jig saw. I chose to cut the bottom off of the ladder (as opposed to the top) because the top had some cool, old rusty hardware that I definitely wanted to keep.
When I made my cuts I made sure to cut them at an angle as I knew the ladder would be leaning.
I brought the ladder inside and cleaned it up using just rags and white vinegar.
Once dry of the vinegar, I covered the entire ladder in one coat of flat poly acrylic.
I used felt pads on the bottom of the ladder's "feet" to help protect our hardwood floors, I also added the felt pads to back of the top of the ladder where it would be touching the wall.
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