Dressing up a shoe organizer

Shoe Re-doWith only just a bit of drying time, I have a quick (and super easy) update for shoe organizers that may fill your closet and laundry room (as they do in mine).

First, the top of the shoe organizers in our laundry room were starting to chip from the wear and tear of setting items on them. I started out by giving the tops a fresh coat of white paint (in Sherwin Williams Pottery Barn collection in extra white).

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You could let it dry for about two hours then go on to the second step. I however, forgot about it and let it dry for several days, then came back and finished up. That works, too.

So at first I was going to do plain stripes. But why do plain stripes when you can go more graphic? Instead, I just put painter’s tape to make designs across the top.

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Then I painted over the painter’s tape (I used Sherwin Williams 6197):

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And after about thirty minutes (don’t let it go too long or it may stick), I pulled off the painter’s tape.

October 20143Tada! So simple! I had just a bit of paint bleed on one box that I will touch up with the white paint after it completely dries.

I got both of the Sherwin Williams’ paints in samples on their 30% off sale, so the entire project cost less than ten dollars, with plenty of paint left over for another project! Happy re-furbishing!

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2 Comments

  1. Love this! I have a shoe organizer that Ace has scratched up at the end of my bed. This would be a perfect little revamp for it. Doing it.

  2. So you most definitely need to share when you complete it!!

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