Look! Built in Shoe Storage (Or Is It?)

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While taking Bacon for a walk around the neighborhood the other night, we came upon this glowing glass porch. The first thing we noticed was a fairly elegant shoe storage system which seemed to be built in, right next to the door. But as we got closer we realized it was much, much, simpler...

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Once we got up close, as you can see, we realized it was just an inexpensive white bookcase — tucked snugly into the recess of the wall, blending in with the white trim. Although it felt less special, the reality is much more accessible and something that anyone could achieve.

We have a lot of shoes and, sadly, many of them end up living next to our front door. No matter how well we line them up, eventually they begin to overtake the entryway and must be put away — until the vicious cycle begins again. To us, this would be the best of both worlds: easy access to our shoes right by the door and a clean, organized system to keep them from taking over the entry. A full size bookcase might be a bit much for us, though, so we're brainstorming ways to scale this down for our apartment...

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