This is the wall by our back door. It is technically part of our dining room but I wanted to create a little hidden mudroom with a place to put our shoes. Enter the Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet!
I love that it just looks like a nice little dresser…and then BAM!
You open the drawer…
And you can store shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, the dog leash, you name it!
Close the drawers and it is all hidden away! Sneaky storage (see what I did there? storage for your sneakers…ok.)
I’ve been eyeing this picture frame from Target for awhile and finally just bought it. I don’t really feel like this picture does it justice.
The shoe cabinet is only about 8 inches deep, which is perfect for this space by the door because the door actually swings out towards it. But I love that it still gives you 8 inches of space to place picture frames and extra storage. I bought this cool bread bowl a few years ago from one of the first daily deal websites but the name of the site is escaping me at the moment.
Still love my deer head from Joann’s. (On sale for $4.50 right now!)
You could probably DIY this grey painted wreath, but why would you when you can get it for 40% off at Hobby Lobby?! :)
Ikea products are definitely hit or miss but I have been so happy with this one. I mentioned before that our door swings towards it and that dang door probably hits the shoe cabinet about 7 times a day. But so far there are no dents or paint chips! Thank goodness. Right now you can probably guess who uses this cabinet the most (ME.) but I’m planning to make it a rule for Paige as she gets older to always put her shoes away! The closest Ikea to us is about 1.5 hours away so we only end up going once or twice a year, especially as we are becoming real adults who buy real furniture (sigh). Our last trip was definitely worth it for this bad boy though!