Well, I did it! Here are my office-shelves-turned-shoe-shelves in all of their shop-like glory!
As I predicted, these shelves were nowhere near big enough to hold my entire shoe collection: that’s 37 pairs you can see, which means that the rest are either still in the shoe closet or, in the case of my winter boots, in storage in the attic, but hey, it’s a start, and it does make it much easier to see what I have, as even the shoe-closet shoes are much more visible now that they’re not all piled on top of each other or tucked away in boxes.
Following the advice of some of my readers, I didn’t put out any suede shoes, for fear of what the dust would do to them, so they’re still in the closet. I also resisted the impulse to colour-code, because I figured it might make the whole thing look a little too much like a shoe shop, but I did do this in a bit of a hurry, so I’ll probably play around with them a bit, and may end up putting some of the more expensive pairs back in their boxes for safe-keeping: we’ll just see how things go.
The red wedges are waving at you. I hope you’re all waving back?
The lesser-worn shoes are on the bottom shelf. That’ll show them.
Oh, hai patent shoes! I expect I’ll be dusting you a lot, won’t I?
In other news, it’s been a rough couple of days, as those of you who follow me on Twitter will know, so no further progress on the Shoe Challenge. I’ll do better next week… or I’ll try, anyway.
Oh, and you may notice the shoe total in my sidebar has gone down by one pair: while I was clearing out my closets, I realised that I’d somehow managed to lose a shoe. Yes, just one. It’s not actually a huge deal, because the missing shoe was one half of an ancient pair of flats that I was planning to throw out soon anyway, but still: who loses shoes? Oh yeah, me, apparently…