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And today we get to the real reason I ordered the chalk board paper and chalk pen which I told you about yesterday! Here’s the before of my shoe (and coat) closet. Well it’s not the true before – at first the shoes were just piled in there (as we recycled all of the paper shoe boxes before our move). But I wasn’t about to take a picture of that mess!
It took no time at all. I used the grid on the back and cut out 4×6 rectangles. I carefully stuck them down – making sure to smooth out any bubbles. Then I printed a description of the shoes on the label (being careful not to smudge it) and called it a day! Here’s the after.
I think it looks pretty good! Are the labels perfectly straight? Heck no. Is the printing perfect? Of course not. Does it still look pretty darn good? Sure does!
2nd Update: I’ve since worked on getting matching hangers for the coats that also live in this closet. My coats are (almost) all on dark brown wooden hangers & Andy’s coats are all on light brown wooden hangers. It looks soo much nicer when hangers match don’t you think?
3rd update: I still love my shoe closet almost 7 months later & I will definitely do this in our next house if I have to space. I have found that the chalk pen doesn’t erase well, but since I bought a big roll of chalkboard contact paper, it’s easy enough to just replace the label with a new one. I’ve also started to use these shoe boxes in other spots in our home – like in the bathroom & the linen closet! Do you have any organization projects that still work for you 7 months down the line?