Like many women, I've collected a fair amount of shoes over the years. That's not the problem.
The problem is how to store them in an apartment with very little closet space. At first, I tried keeping all of them in their shoe boxes, stacked neatly on my closet shelves. However, I found this method didn't give me a clear view of all of my shoes and often ended in shoe box avalanches when I was in a hurry.
So I next tried displaying them proudly on a bookshelf, but... I really didn't like the way this looked. It felt cluttered.
Then I found this LuckyMag article titled "Hang Your Party Heels Like Fine Art". It got me thinking... I have this nook in my room that previously housed my dirty clothes hamper and a few pictures on the wall. This nook would be a perfect place to hang my shoes like art!
As a renter, I try to avoid putting holes in the wall when possible. So the idea of nailing in a bunch of photo ledges (as Lucky did) didn't have me sold. After a few weeks of discussing the idea with my handy hubby, he suggested we try using tension rods instead.
The whole piece took about 30 minutes to install. Below is our final masterpiece.
Want to DIY? Here's what you're going to need:
1" Masking Tape - $5.00
I used 6 tension rods for a cost of under $25. I spaced each tension rod about a foot a part. This will vary depending on your shoe size. The masking tape is used to cover the wall where the heels hit to avoid scuffing.
What do you think? If you give it a try, send me some pictures! I want to see!