What do you do with a closet that is over six feet deep? I used to make the back of my closet into a play house when I was a young girl. But our front hall closet is just a complete waste of space. This winter, I am making use of all that space, though, thanks to my brand new boot tray from parts I found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Normally my front hall closet looks like this for my family of four. Maybe it looks familiar to you?
I have had my eye on some rolling shelves, like ones at One Kings Lane, but they were too big. What I really wanted was a sturdy old drawer box, maybe from a dresser that wasn’t worth keeping? I only had about 20 inches width to work with.
You know what they say, the harder you work, the luckier you get! While I was setting up for our next Habitat for Humanity ReStore DIY workshop on November 13, I spied a brand new solid maple extra long drawer box. This baby is a whole four feet long!!! I have to contain myself here, but I almost did a full-on happy dance in the store!!!!
The rest, as they say, was history. This project didn’t even sit in my garage more than about a week, I was so amped to get on it!
Step 1: Flip it over and add casters.
Step 2: Line the inside with pretty contact paper.
Step 3: Add a nice, big pull handle.
Step 4: Enjoy my new organizing boot tray!
Oh, my gosh, folks, I can not tell you how happy this makes me!
And the best part might just be that in the summer, I can push it all the way back, so I don’t even have to think about snow!
I know not everyone has the same problem of a ridiculously deep closet, but this same idea with a shorter drawer box can work in a regular closet or under a bed.
What do you think, folks. Would this make another great DIY workshop idea? I’m talking with the folks at the ReStore about maybe lining this project up for you. Let me know if you are interested by commenting below.
Would you love to have your very own DIY Rolling Boot Tray?
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This is great Darla! I love the restore, such a great find and sooo much better for your boots! Love it, and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
Thanks for stopping by. I love seeing how you solve a similar problem with storage under the bed.
i have this exact size closet. we call it narnia lol
Yes! Except there’s no royalty or adventures inside, just dust bunnies, and now organized boots!
Oh but going into my 6 foot deep closet is def an adventure and since I’m the queen of this castle, I got the royalty thing covered too! ; )
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