How i upcycled my shoe storage.

I have a problem. I just can’t stop. I get this idea in my head and bam! I The balls rolling and the paint brushes are out. I’d painted my downstairs hall wall pebble grey by Dulux only a month ago. I liked it to begin with but then I began to hate it. It just didn’t go with my flow. Once i had upcycled my shoe storage I decided to give the whole room a revamp.

Ikea Shoe Storage HACK

The biggest change to this room is my upcycled shoe storage I bought from Ikea. Available here. I jazzed it up using Rustoleums chalk paint in ‘Cocca’. This paint is fantastic for painting over any surface. No sanding required, which is right up my street as I hate prepping things. I’m a rush rush rush kinda girl and I just wanted to get cracked on with the transformation. It took two coats in total and then I applied the Rustoleum clear coat in Matt. This protects the chalk paint from scratches but doesn’t give it a glossy shine.

I changed up the handles with some new brass knobs I found in B&Q. Available here.

So then the blue/grey mirror from B&M didn’t match the cabinet so I upcycled it with some Matt spray paint in black. They actually sell this in black but i thought I’d go with the upcycle approach as to not waste a perfectly good mirror.

Ikea Shoe Storage HACK

I picked up some cute accessories from ASDA living. I love a good lamp so decided on this brassy copper one. My husband often jokes when he comes home in winter that it’s like the Blackpool tower in our house as I like to have the lamps on in several rooms. Even if we aren’t actually in the room. Now I know I’m not the only person who does this!

I seem to have an obsession with owl and rabbit ornaments so when I spotted this one in Asda Living I just had to have him! He’s so bloody cute.

Ikea Shoe Storage HACK


I completed this look for less than £60 so the moral of this blog post is, if you get the urge, just do it!

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