Last week I read a post on Niki's organizing blog about how she organized her coat closet. This happens to be one of the most frustrating areas of my home because I do not have a closet by either my front or back door. Or an entryway area. Both doors open straight into a main room of the house. And there really isn't any way to make twelve pairs of assorted shoes/boots look nice sitting in the living room or kitchen, not to mention those countless other going-out-the-door items.
I have tried the shoe bags in the bedroom, but with our rainy weather, the shoes were just too dirty and made a mess (even after being scraped on the door mat). So I put a couple shoe shelves behind the door...but I still wasn't happy with that.
Am I impossible to please? (atleast in this area;)
So I thought I would have one more try at it. By the way, I HATE before pictures; not other people's, just mine. But I didn't let myself fix anything up (or mop the floor of the doorway, which needs it atleast three times a day). So prepare to be shocked...
So I added another 2-tier shelf, and found somewhere else for the backpacks, boots, and anything else that wasn't supposed to be there in the first place to go.
And I added a few pretty touches since this area is unstrategically located in my living room.
So here's after: