Ikea Hemnes Hack – a custom shoe closet!


For the longest time I’ve been storing my shoes on a dingy shoe shelf in the coat closet. The small space amplified the clutter and made it hard to find the shoes I was looking for. When the closet was full I had to move some of my shoes to the garage, and after seeing how dirty those soon became, I decided it was time for to store my shoes properly, once and for all. We visited Ikea this past Saturday, originally set on the Billy Bookcase for my shoes. However, after looking at the models, we ended up with the …

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  1. Anna says:

    Hello!

    Amazing idea. Have been thinking about doing the same thing, looks better than I imagened. Hope you can help me with a question though, how deep are the actual shelves, have to share with hubby…

  2. Alice B says:

    omg your shoes! i’d love a closet filled with sneakers and platform shoes *o* geez, how envious!

    i love how you display them. it’s looking very neat and fancy! :3 my room is small so it’s impossible to have a huge shelf like this, especially because it’s too occupied with two shelves drenched in comic books and novels, etc. my room is just too geeky LOL

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Alice :) These shelves actually aren’t in my room – I don’t have enough space in there either for them :( But we do have a huge foyer/entry hall so it made sense the shoes would go right there for easy access. Plus they can double as decor!

  3. Wow! It’s such a beautiful display! Clearly you can now justify some more shoe purchases… because I’m at university right now I only have the bottom of my wardrobe to store shoes in. The storage space in here isn’t the best but yours is making me excited to leave and be in control of my space!

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Katie! I remember those days when all I had was the itty bitty space at the bottom of a closet too – that’s definitely not enough for shoes! One of the best things about getting your own place is being able to utilize the space however you want :D

  4. Lucy says:

    A great way to display shoes and I like the way you can adjust the shelves to have boots in the same unit. Mine are all hidden away in a wardrobe Lucy x

  5. Cat says:

    Love how the shelves look! I like the idea of putting one shoe facing in and the other out :) The Hemnes bookcases look nice and sturdy. I actually have a Billy one for books, but it got damaged in our move. I had to move some tall books around to cover the hole in the back, haha. This looks like a great solution to storing your shoes!

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Cat! I purposely did that so I could show off the back/heels of my shoes. Sometimes the beauty of the shoe isn’t always on the front ;)