Rolling Boot Tray

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.

DIY Rolling Boot Tray

Normally my front hall closet looks like this for my family of four. Maybe it looks familiar to you?

DIY Rolling Boot Tray Before

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.

DIY Rolling Boot Tray

Step 2: Line the inside with pretty contact paper.

DIY Rolling Boot Tray- inside

Step 3: Add a nice, big pull handle.

DIY Rolling Boot Tray- handle

Step 4: Enjoy my new organizing boot tray!

DIY Rolling Boot Tray (6)

Oh, my gosh, folks, I can not tell you how happy this makes me!

DIY Rolling Boot Tray organizing

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!

DIY Rolling Boot Tray in closet

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?

DIY Rolling Boot Tray


This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Mindi

    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!

    1. Darla

      Thanks for stopping by. I love seeing how you solve a similar problem with storage under the bed.

  2. lisa

    i have this exact size closet. we call it narnia lol

    1. Darla

      Yes! Except there’s no royalty or adventures inside, just dust bunnies, and now organized boots!

      1. Lisa

        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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