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DIY Tales: Shoe Storage Solution

By The How-To Gal on Jan 17, 2014

Is my front door the only one that is the gathering place for discarded shoes? I clean up piles like this on a daily basis. Daily. I decided something must be done. For one, the pile is not really easy on the eyes. For another, the shoes were blocking the heating vent.

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In my search for a shoe storage solution (yes, I love alliteration) I stumbled upon this little cabinet at a thrift store for $6. I immediately knew it had to come home with me...regardless of whether it worked next to the front door or not. Isn't it cute? I love those legs.

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With the help of my good friends at Annie Sloan Unfolded, I was able to transform my sad brown cabinet into the ultimate solution.

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Let me show you how Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan can update your furniture.

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I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in the color Florence in addition to the Clear Soft Wax.”

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My little assistant pitched in and helped me paint the legs.

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With Chalk Paint® you don't need to sand anything beforehand...love!

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Because the cabinet was going to hold our shoes, I layered the bottom with glass tiles. I found these on sale for $2 a sheet and used one and a half sheets. The most expensive part was the grout!

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When the paint is dry, gently rub some of the Annie Sloan Soft Wax over the cabinet to seal it.

Isn't she so cool?!? I love having a decorated area by the front door (did you check out the Carpe Diem download?) and having decor that serves a practical purpose is a huge plus.

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I was provided Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan from Annie Sloan Unfolded, but the experience and opinions are 100% legit.



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