Submitted by stcarroll on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 10:08

We desperately needed something next to the door to put shoes in. I didn't quite yet have the courage to attempt the shoe dresser ( and there are lots of scraps in our shop from my husbands projects. I tried these crates out and they were super easy and super fast to throw together during nap time. I primed and painted because I used plywood instead of 1x12.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Finish Used
primed and painted with left over paint we had from misc. projects.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


clucaswvu04 (not verified)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:54

I loved the vintage crate plans but hadn't thought of a good use. We have a shoe problem in our house too. With 3 kids, they all get mixed up and it drives me crazy! We've tried an over the door shoe organizer; but that hasn't been especially helpful because the 2 youngest would need a stool to reach anything about the bottom 2 rows. I think I just found my weekend project - one for them each in a different color should do the trick. Thanks for sharing