August 1, 2018

Disguising the Guest Room Shoe Rack with Paint

The guest room doubles as my closet and vanity. We have small closets and having a dedicated desk where I can get ready is really helpful. The downside is I also have to store all my shoes on an ugly pre-fab shoe rack in there.

It's really hard to tell the rack is white in the picture below, but trust me, it was 100% stark white. If you're looking for one for yourself, you can get this one at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

When we did the spring One Room Challenge, I bought another can of our wall color - Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. To make the shoe rack look less like a sore thumb in the room, I knew I could use my new paint sprayer to paint it the same color as the wall.

Now it just kind of fades into the wall! Don't get me wrong, it is still completely noticeable and sticks out, but at least now it looks intentional. This project also gave me the chance to purge all the shoes I don't actually wear.

I found this sweet terra cotta vase at Target and couldn't pass it up.

Since this is my dressing room, I also keep all my toiletries in here like lotion, hair products, and makeup. To corral all this, I use a tall wicker tote. It's tall enough to disguise my hair spray but also cute and narrow enough it fits right under the desk.

A small and quick project that made a huge visual impact. I wish each one of you could see the space with your eyes since the photos really don't capture it. We're still loving this room and drool every day over the wall treatment. 


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