My dream closet would look something like this:
All that storage for shoes and purses! Our walk-in closet definitely can look like this with some work and money and time. We will be doing something like this in a few years. But not now.
My shoes are feeling a bit impatient with their situation, though:
Ridiculous. And I have some more shoes in our entryway (to the irritation of Nick, who has quite the shoe collection himself as well) and I’m sure I can find some more shoes in other rooms around the house.
Yes, I have two white flip-flops. And yes, I need to keep both. One is more casual and the other one can be worn with dresses. And I just might have one sandal missing it’s partner, just in case it turns up somewhere.
Our temporary solution, these cheap plastic shoe racks from one of the big box stores, was brought over from my old apartment. This space keeps on getting messy (believe it or not, this picture is a clean version of what it usually is like). And you just know that I’ll be buying some more pairs in the following months. So, I need a solution, SOON.
I read this article on closet organization (here) and loved this clever idea: using a china cabinet to hold shoes!
So chic! And I have space in my closet! (I’m sure I can find a way around the light switch. I mean, who needs light? Shoes are more important.)
Perfect. And of course, where else to look for china cabinets other than Craig’s List and thrift stores! They’re full of china cabinets. I saw a beautiful bamboo cabinet just last week at a thrift shop and I said to Nick, “I wish we needed a china cabinet.” If only I read this article a week sooner!!!
I easily found this china cabinet on CL for $30:
(We’ve forbidden ourselves from buying anything more for the house until we complete some of our progress and finish painting all the rooms in the house, so I won’t be buying this exact cabinet, but I am confident I will be able to find one later at a similar price.)
I would paint it black and add cool knobs from, where else, Anthropologie (I would check out Hobby Lobby as well).
We have plans to go to the mall tomorrow to buy some work clothes (going back to the classroom in two weeks!)… I just may pick up a pair of shoes or two with no guilt.