Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Storage porn, part the first

I'm not even going to make excuses for poor blogging activity. I'll pretend this is some kind of quarterly magazine (readership: me) to assuage my writing guilt. Anyway, I am, as anyone who knows me will know, obsessed with storage and organising. Whilst my base level of activity in this area is probably alarmingly high, I've recently been on a bit of an putting things away binge brought about by the feeling that I was drowning in STUFF. And so after finally seeing Glasgow blogger E's shoe shelf  (which had already achieved a degree of near infamy as I know her other half and had assumed from his griping about history books that the thing was about twenty foot tall) I felt I might as well post a picture of mine in solidarity.




This is my heels and fancy shoe shelf. I wear about two thirds of them regularly. The rest fill up with dust and make me feel a bit guilty (but they do look pretty, which somehow makes everything all right). The two boxes at the end are my most super special shoes (a pair of Acne pumps and some Alice in Wonderland special edition ruby slippers my mum got me) and they live in their boxes since they are saved for special occasions where I don't have to walk very far or drink very much.



Boots live underneath, next to my basket full of crap. I hate hate hate resorting to the 'floordrobe' so in an effort to retain some sense of civility I bung everything I might want to wear again into a basket instead. This isn't every pair of boots - my Doc Martens live downstairs and once again my favourite pair ever (LAMB, 21st birthday present) stay in their box under the bed. I should have my own museum.



This is a great little shoe rack from IKEA where my flats live. My boyfriend swore a lot while trying to affix it to the wall so I know it's there to stay. It's a great little unit actually. On top I have artfully arranged some shoes in colours that match the room's decor in an effort to pretend they are decorative since I loathe spending money on actual decorative objects (I also have blue children's books on the fireplace and some casually arranged statistics books on top of a trunk).

Just to prove my insanity I did seriously consider photoshopping out the grubby paw marks by the water bowl. Note: not actually cleaning them. In my defence I currently can't reach the floor in order to do so even if I wanted to. Also in my defence les chats are filthy little buggers and would just muck it up again within ten minutes.

2 comments:

  1. Love it! What a stunning way to display shoes!

    Also the Ikea shoe rack looks really handy - Chris wants to buy another bookcase for his books, might give me a chance to bargain a similar shoe rack...

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  2. Would definitely make it easier to hide new purchases. The in,y tricky thing with that one is that it doesn't fit over deep skirting boards, which you might need to bear in mind if you live in a Victorian house!

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