How to Use Cubes as a Shoe Rack

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Hi Everyone!

Have you also been wondering what to do with all of your shoes?  It took me a few years of having shoes all over the place or ugly shoe shelves against my walls to realize this!

Cubes make for great shoe racks.  You can pick multiple divider sizes or bins if you want the shoes completely tucked away.

I chose to use one half divider and one quarter divider since my shoes are smaller than Nick’s.  We have our main shoes facing out as pictured above.  Shoes we don’t wear as often are to the side in another set of cubes.

Do you have any different type of storage that you use for your shoes?  Let me know!  I’m always looking for new ideas because even though the cubes look cool, they can be a little clunky.

Here are the pieces I use.  I use all espresso for the cubes I have but in the new house I’m going to switch to the weathered look.








DIY Pink Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Happy early Valentine’s day everyone!  I recently made this sugar scrub and I love it.  It’s very inexpensive and can make a great gift.


Sugar (any kind – I used granulated sugar.)
Oil (any kind – I used coconut oil)
Extract or essential oil (I used vanilla extract)
Coloring if desired (I used one drop of pink food coloring)


Put some sugar into a small bowl (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup).  Slowly add oil and mix.  If your oil is a solid, melt it in the microwave or stove before adding it into the sugar.  Keep adding oil until the mixture is a liquid but still has granules.  If your sugar dissolves, add more.  The granules are what make it a scrub.

Once you have the right consistency, add your desired scents and coloring.

Next time I make this I’m going to use an oil that is always a liquid because my scrub hardens after each use and I need to melt it a bit before using it each time.  If I had an oil that did not turn to solid when cool, I wouldn’t need to melt the oil each time.


DIY Upcycled Garage Shelving


After two years of saying I was going to put up some shelves, I’ve finally done it and am so happy with the results!  These shelves were in my master closet when I moved.  After trying a few things,  I couldn’t find any functional use for them so I removed them.  You can see the wall the shelves came from in my post about patching the holes the shelves left behind.

Since then, I’ve put a shoe rack in place of the shelves and I hung my  necklaces about eye level above the shoe rack.

Before putting up the shelves, I bought a few extra mounting brackets and screws to replace ones that were damaged during removal.  Other than the couple of dollars spent to get the extra parts, the shelves are 100% up-cycled.

I chose to mount the shelves right by my door to the house for convenience.  I also bought bins from the dollar store to hold my painting supplies, gardening tools, and other yard and outdoor supplies.  The four shelves  fill up the wall perfectly and I even have enough room to fit my lawn mower underneath.

What are some things you’ve up-cycled?