it's no secret that i love my shoes. it's also no secret that i love my necklaces. and while i don't love wearing scarves as much, that doesn't stop me from buying copious amounts because i think i will wear them. (don't get me wrong, i love the scarves i own, i just don't wear them as much as i should.) (i don't want to make the scarves feel bad.) but when it comes to storing the shoes, necklaces, and scarves, i had a problem. (ok, i admit the real problem is the buying and not the storing, but can we all just agree that one can never have too many shoes?)
i found myself throwing shoes all over the house. i kept my boots in a chest, and my shoes in a number of closets (and in the front hallway much to chris' dismay), but i wanted a place to keep them all. so i decided to take action. and that's where the trouble began.
i scoured craigslist for bookshelves..i figured i needed at least three of the same kind. and i finally found some for super cheap...and now i know why. i paid for them, and as chris and i were walking out with them, they proceed to just break. all of them. as we were walking to the car. being me, i shrugged it off and decided i could fix them. being chris, he was annoyed because he knew he'd have to fix them...which he did. he's a good man like that. i painted the backing, though...so that counts for something, right?
here is how i store all of my shoes....in all of their glory.
the good news about storing all of my shoes in a visible place is that it has stopped me from buying a ton more shoes. the bad news is that it has stopped me from buying a ton more shoes. at some point in the very near future, i'm going to need another bookshelf. the very near future.
i had to use the top of the shelves for my tranny shoes. and i mean that in the best way possible...i think everyone should wear 5" heels every now and again. see those ones second from the left? those are my wedding shoes. yep, i walked up a muddy hill in those, in front of 200 people. and i wasn't scared at all.
what i failed to think about when i came up with this idea is that i rarely buy a shoe with a heel less than 3". that doesn't leave as much shelf space as say 100 pairs of flats. this (and only this) is the reason i need another bookshelf.
next to the shoes is my scarves. they are stored on a vintage crib spring. it's got built in storage that is perfect for hanging scarves.
oh, and that picture you saw up above...that's a painting my dad painted of my older sister and i. yes, my face was that big at one point in my life. i'm pretty sure it hasn't grown since then.
and yes, my sister's hair looked just like that. also, i wish i still had those eyebrows.
the shoes and scarves are in our basement, because i certainly don't have enough room in our bedroom to store all of those shoes. but jewelery i can keep upstairs. i made this little necklace holder out of an old ladder trellis and nails. easy enough.
you can see the original post about my trellis diy here.
and that's it. that's how i store my accessories. someday chris says we can turn one of the rooms in our house into a closet...but that would probably involve me cleaning it out, so we'll see when that happens. for now i am perfectly happy with what we've got.