Tuesday, May 15, 2012

tableskirt over shoe cubby

We have come to a point where there are too many shoes cluttering up our foyer. I tried storing them in the bottom drawer of the blue dresser, but there are just too many.  I moved my grandma chair to another spot and put in two shoe cubbies from Target.  Although useful, they are not terribly pretty.

My mother is visiting, so I put her to work sewing a table skirt for the cubbies.  We used this cross section fabric that I had on hand, and trimmed it with green ribbon.

We used this tutorial (well, my mother did, I just did lots of ironing and pinning). We used two panels in the front to allow the kids easy access to the shoes.

I would like to add some frog closures to the front, if I can find some that match.


  1. MyCraftyHomeLifeMay 15, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    I like it. The frogs would be fun....now let's hope that it gets used. My kids can't put the shoes in the open basket 12 inches away.

  2. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 15, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    my kids use it, actually!  Not without prompting, but they know where to look for their shoes when they need them. 

  3. Love it!  What color is that ribbon?  I'm looking for a green to go on my black and white toile for my laundry room shades.

  4. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 15, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    it is grosgrain from JoAnn Fabrics and is "applegrn".

  5. I love this idea...and you used one of my favorite fabrics!  Can your mom sew one for me?  Our shoes are always a big mess in our laundry room.  I would love to hide them.

  6. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    I don't think my mom will be sewing slipcovers for quite a while after all the work I made her do this weekend! 

  7. StorageManiac Shoe Cubby from Bizarkdeal

    What a perfect way to organize all your shoes. I got this for my daughter who has a ton of shoes. This was really easy to set up and had it ready within a few minutes. This shoe rack holds 16 pairs of shoes, they are very nice sized cubbies. You can also fit two pairs of sandals in each cubbie. The top is also solid enough to place boots on top that will not fit in each compartment. Made from very sturdy materials,steel tubing and heavy canvas. Did not wobble or sway around. This is a nice sized shoe rack and will fit in any space.


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