Before & After: A Crowded To Calm Landing Strip

Adequate and attractive shoe storage is a problem in many homes. Footwear in a household really adds up once the little ones start wearing shoes. Cathy sent us pictures of the nook in her hallway that served as shoe storage. The visual clutter of all those pairs of shoes on the shoe rack was distracting. Check out the terrific job Cathy did making this an attractive, functional spot in her home:

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What a difference, wouldn't you agree? The IKEA Hemnes cabinet is a hero. It hides all the shoe clutter neatly behind neat drawers and it's shallow profile takes up little space but provides a nifty little surface to serve as a landing strip. Cathy accessorized everything beautifully (we love her son's artwork). And as an added touch, she used number decals to customize the Hemnes. Great job, Cathy! For more details about the transformation, check out Cathy's blog Picket Fence Design.

(Images: Cathy Lee)