That’s right, we bought a third shoe cabinet. Is that excessive? I don’t know. But I’m glad we did. This is the Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet.
When it came to our entry, we had grand visions of taking our shoes off, leaving them by the stairs, and taking them up to our shoe closet the next time we went.
That lasted maybe a couple of months. Our lesser worn shoes get put away, but the daily shoes…not so much. Our regularly worn shoes mostly lived by the front door. Since we have been back and forth to Ikea many times during our kitchen renovation, it was easy to grab a Hemnes shoe cabinet while we were there.
We still use the shoe closet for the majority of our shoes, and even with both cabinets in the closet we still had shoes that didn’t fit, so the Hemnes cabinet is a welcome addition.
We went with the Ikea Stall and Ikea Skar cabinets for the shoe closet because the Stall (the larger cabinet) fit the most shoes, and the Skar fit in a tight slim and narrow spot.
We picked the Hemnes for the entry because it’s the prettiest of the shoe cabinets we could find. We were less concerned with the amount of shoes the new cabinet could hold since we still have the other two in our bedroom closet, but it still holds a decent amount. We haven’t put it to the full test yet, but I’d say at least 12 – 16 pairs.
And I do think she looks quite pretty, if I do say so myself.
We did run into a slight glitch when installing the cabinet. See here how the back corner of the cabinet hits the baseboard?
It is supposed to go above the baseboard. Ikea leaves the back feet off the shoe cabinets so they can go flush against the wall and above your baseboards, but our baseboards are taller than most. The feet of the cabinet have these little snap on plastic pieces that keep the wood from scratching the floors.
To raise them up we just took a few metal washers and slipped them over the plastic piece.
This raised the cabinet up just enough to clear the baseboard.
Daisy season is coming to an end in our area, and these were some of the last lonely survivors in our daisy patch. The framed artwork was in our shoe closet before, but I wanted to move it to a more visible spot. It was a wedding gift from Marty’s uncle. His aunt was an artist before she passed away, so this is a special piece for us.
It says “just looking”, which always makes me smile when I walk by.
Oh and if you’re wondering, the wall color is Sherwin Williams Ramie and the door and trim are Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
View Along the Way – living rooms Sept. 14th
Homemaker on a Dime – bathrooms Sept.16th
DIY by Design – guest bedrooms Sept. 19th
Family Brings Joy – craft rooms Sept. 21st
Involving Color – dining rooms Sept. 23rd
All Things Bright & Beautiful – kids bedrooms Sept. 26th
a la mode – nurseries Sept. 28th
Just a Touch of Gray – master bedrooms Sept. 30th
The Blooming Hydrangea – closets and nooks Oct. 3rd
The Mustard Ceiling – laundry and mudrooms Oct. 5th
The DIY Showoff – kitchens Oct. 7th