SouthWest #3: Kate3's Shoe Cabinet Landing Strip


Name: Kate3
Location: San Diego
Time: A few hours each on 3 consecutive days.
Cost: $175

Kate3 wanted to reduce the entryway shoe clutter in her home, so she customized an IKEA cabinet with a little more character using wallpaper and new quartz stone knobs. Take a look below at her January Jumpstart, from start to finish, with her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING...



Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:

  • Ikea Sandnes shoe cabinet in birch veneer

  • primer

  • paint

  • roller brush

  • tape measure

  • grasscloth wallpaper

  • Mod Podge

  • foam brush

  • cutting mat

  • knife

  • quartz stone knobs

  • drill

  • screwdriver

Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:
We like to take our shoes off at the door, but found ourselves tripping on the growing pile. This cabinet also serves as a landing strip (i.e. place to put mail, keys, etc.) First I laid out the shoe cabinet pieces to determine the visible faces to prime and paint.

Once dry, I laid out the cabinet pieces on the grasscloth and cut out sections of paper slightly larger than each cabinet piece. I coated the wood faces with Mod Podge, smoothed each piece of paper on top, and laid face down to press and dry. Next I used a cutting mat and knife to trim the wallpaper close to each wood piece edge. Because the grasscloth has a tendency to fray, I went over each edge about a 1/4 inch with Mod Podge to seal. Then I assembled the entire cabinet, traded the Ikea knobs for quartz stone knobs, mounted it to the wall, and filled it with shoes!