This weekend saw the completion of a long overdue project and we’re so, so, so excited to show it to you guys, but first a little back story.

There are a handful of things in this world that I can truly not live without, aside from the normal stuff, like my friends and family, of course. I’m talking about non-essential desires that make you happy, like a $300 bottle of champagne, a weekly pedicure or an annual trip to the spa with your best girlfriends. For me, my splurge; my non-essential ESSENTIAL is shoes. I {LOVE} shoes and not just in a way that almost any female loves shoes {I mean, I write a blog about them}, but in a way that it’s an almost uncontrollable obsession. When it comes to shoes, my self-control goes flying out the window.

IMG_2813 Tower o' shoes

Let’s just say that I’m an avid collector of the things that we put on our feet. And, like most collections, they tend to permeate your life. While living, quite literally in a shoebox in NY, I had to get very creative with my shoe storage: under beds, in ovens, hanging and stacked behind doors and even sitting on windowsills

…until one day it hit me. Why not display my collection of shoes the same way I do my books!!??! And so was born the shoe wall!

IMG_2811 IMG_2817

Now that I live in California and my box is more suited for thigh-high boots, my shoe wall isn’t necessarily necessary…but I still enjoy showing off the shoes. They’re a part of my life. They tell the story of who I am; where I’ve been, and where I’m going. And let’s be honest, even a 3-bedroom house doesn’t have enough storage for this girls shoe collection.

IMG_2819 Shoe Wall!

And so, after months and months of unnecessary absence, my shoe wall is back. Isn’t she pretty? Just like that, all is right in the world once again.

What you need:

  • Elfa Easy hang components
  • Elfa shelves
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Shoe boxes

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