Yee-haw. Our “entryway” is more of an entry wall, but we still wanted something that would solve our shoe storage problem and when I discovered this Hemnes shoe cabinet at Ikea, I knew it would be perfect. It really anchors the new mirror and it did what not even the prettiest shoe rack could do–HIDE our shoes while storing them in the pull out compartments:
Once I showed Greta what this new piece of furniture was for, she had a good time finding all the shoes scattered around and throwing them in. Hopefully that means our floors will be free of shoe clutter at all times.
Another aspect of this shoe cabinet that has us sold, was the depth of it. It’s only about 8.5″ from front to back. Because our staircase leads right down to the front door with this entry wall directly to the right, any traditional-sized console in this space could make things feel cramped.
And after–with our new mirror and shoe cabinet in place:
Just for fun, I dug up the official before picture of the space showing how it looked when we first moved in:
Love it? Hate it? Can you believe we didn’t have to adjust the height of the mirror at all once we got the shoe cabinet together?! What luck we have.