I recently redecorated my room and needed a new way to store my shoes. I couldnt keep them in the closet and a shoe rack that I had previously been using was too long for the space it needed to go in. So my mom came up with the GENIUS idea of turning our old TV cabinet that was being used to store dust into a shoe closet. I said "YES PLEASE!"
It was really quite easy and for a motivated person could easily be done in a weekend. First thing I did was paint it. All of my other furniture is white but I wanted a pop of color in my all white room so I went for this coral pink just on the inside. I failed to take a picture of the inside before I did anything, but it didnt have a back and of course no shelves. For the back I used cardboard. I took the backing out of a big picture frame we had in the garage, painted it and it worked perfectly. The shelves we also had laying around luckily. Those were cut down to size, painted and attached using L brackets. The brackets are screwed to the side walls of the closet and the shelves just lay right on top of them.
The original cabinet had a pull out shelf underneath the main cabinet. I removed that shelf and put two storage bins from Target to store my tights and socks.
And for the bottom cabinet, it is just painted and became the perfect spot for my boots. It can hold eight pairs which I was pretty surprised by.
I am so happy with my new closet. It is completely perfect and it feels like im shopping when I go to pick out my shoes for the day. I seriously recommend doing this if you have an old cabinet of some kind laying around. I will probably add some hooks to the side or on the inside of the doors for extra storage but I havent completely decided on that yet.
I hope this gives you a fun new idea for storing your shoe!