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a farm shoe solution - with pallets

On the farm, we find that we like a variety of footwear to suit our needs.  All those shoes have to be stored somehow and mostly that ended up being scattered on a couple of mats.  In looking for a solution, I saw adorable shoe shelves, cute shoe baskets and cabinets that held two pairs of shoes (we'd need a lot of cabinets).  None of which seemed a natural fit for our needs.  Then, I saw this little number which resembled a pallet.  

- image from funtimesguide.com

I have pallets!  And also lots of shoes.  So, I made a much larger version and it has been a wonderful solution to our shoe issues.  I chose pallets with a variety of slat spacings to fit the different sizes of shoes we have.  Dirt from our shoes quickly dries and falls down where it is easily vacummed.  By securing 1 2/3 pallets together, our shoe wall holds a lot of shoes.  We use it as a screen as well, as it hides some of our utilities.  A pallet shoe rack could be secured to a wall, but I like ours with a little base so it is freestanding and we can move it to access our utilities when needed.  After I took the picture, I added a few nails at the top to hold hats and accessories.  I love the rusticness of the pallets and the ease of storing our shoes.  

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