Confession: IM ADDICTED TO SHOES….. Now that I have that off my chest I can show you my shoe room reveal. I’m quite embarrassed to show you the before photo, but here it goes. Yes it looks like I just opened the door and heaved shoes in, because that’s exactly what I did. At one time it was nice and organized and before I knew it a tornado hit in there and the mess just took over. It was the last of the rooms on my list to clean, purge, and organize and right after Christmas I finally did it.
I have been a shoe lover from the time I could actually wear shoes. You know how most little girls love to play house? Well not this one I loved to play shoe store. My brother is younger than me and of course I roped him into it too. He actually had no choice in the matter he was to young to know any better so he just went along with me.
I would gather up every pair of shoes in the house I could find, have my brother be the customer, and I would try different pairs on him to see how they fit and looked. This is dating me but I did just like the salesman did back in my day when someone actually helped you with the fitting of your shoes. Nowadays you just go to the shelf and pick out what you want yourself.
I have an aunt that still laughs to this day remembering how my favorite shopping trips always included shoes. I loved them so much I would even sleep in my favorites. So you see, I just can’t help myself; I was born with this addiction. I have shoes to go with every outfit: but if you remember in an earlier post I said I cleaned out my walk in closet and removed over 400 items from my wardrobe. That being said I no longer need all those shoes.
So the sorting began and I ended up donating 80 pair to charity and kept what you can see on the shelves. Hubby says I have to many flip-flops but they are the ones from Old Navy and are $1 a pair so I can afford to have them in every color. I found some cute wedge sandals I didn’t even remember having so I’m excited to wear them this summer.
It really felt good to get that space cleaned up and I actually don’t mind keeping the door open to it now. The room is actually a bathroom without any fixtures. It goes to the bedroom on the other side of the loft that was never added in when we built. So when we decide to sell we will add that extra bedroom and remove the shelves and add a tub, sink, and stool. The wiring and plumbing are already in the walls and floors so it will be an easy task to transform it into a working bathroom, but for now it’s my happy shoe room.