How to Organize Your Shoes

Gold Shoe Organizer

The last few months, I’ve been trying to spruce up my master bedroom. I needed to some how organize my shoes. So I decided to DIY a bookcase that I could use to organize my shoes. My bedroom has an en suite that has a bathroom, walk in closet and dressing room area. Like any girl, I have too many shoes and needed a function but cute way to organize and display them. I also have a dirty little secret I am a bit of a hoarder. Yes, thats right I may or may not have some clothes from high school over 10 years ago. I have issues but I am working on it. That being said, not only did I need a new space for my pretty shoes I also need more room in my closet.

I came up with the idea of a bookcase but I wanted to jazz it up a bit.

Shoe Organizer

 I used this white bookcase that I picked up at a thrift store for $5 but You can get these basically anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Ikea, or like I did a thrift stores etc. You may even have one around your house somewhere that you could repurpose!

Next, I  was able to take the back off the bookcase and apply this textured wallpaper that i had on hand from the wooden valance I made a while back. I used my favorite gold spray paint from Rustoleum and sprayed the whole thing after the wallpaper was applied. While that dried I spray painted the rest of the bookcase white.


I love the wallpaper. I think the gold really makes the shoes and accessories really pop against the background.


I have a small wall in the bathroom that fits the bookcase perfectly. Most bookcases are the perfect depth for a pair of shoes. I love it because now all of my shoes are up off of the ground in my closet and it’s so much easier to choose what I’m going to wear! Lets be honest here, why not showcase and use your pretty shoes as part of the decor your bathroom or closet.


A girl can never have too many shoes, right?


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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    March 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Great idea and what wonderful looking shoes you have, my dear!

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    March 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    What a cute idea. I have the perfect book case for a project like this.


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    March 6, 2014 at 12:15 am

    love your bookcase turned show showcase great job

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    March 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Totally jealous of your shoe collection & how they are displayed. =)

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    Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}
    March 8, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Ooooh if I had the room I would so do this! LOVE!

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    July 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I wish I have the space for this shoe organizer and the collection of shoes, too! I think I can make a mini version, though. Great idea!

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