Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I like to be all amazon woman.

Apparently. Why else would I continue to buy and wear really high heels when I'm already fairly tall?

There's no other explanation.

Well, these lawn aerators (do you sink into the lawn in your heels too?) have no home. They're everywhere in my closet. And when I saw this:

(found here, somewhere)
I knew I must do this. Two of the great loves in my life: heels and molding. What could be better?

Doesn't hurt that it looks like a 10 minute project, either.

Now, I do love that pop of yellow color up there, but I have this thing about molding.

Take "The Wedding Singer", for instance. Love this movie.
Here we have possibly the sweetest part, seen here:

Look past the kissing. And Adam Sandler's mullet. All that beautiful molding. Painted in PINK AND PURPLE.

If you listen closely, you can actually hear the walls screaming in terror.

Trim is meant to be a wood stain or white. There are (almost) no exceptions to this rule of mine.

But anywho, I just so happened to have this lovely french leaf molding:

Oh la la. It's just so, je ne sais quoi, you know?
Now, I ain't one to complain about the size of my closet, but it doesn't have a full bare wall like that picture up there.
Wielded my trusty nail gun:

and voila. A (little) place of their own.

10 minute project: endless love. My, endless love.

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27 comments:

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

LOVES it!!!! I just got my first nail gun! I haven't gotten to break it open yet though because we're in the middle of packing up the basement to get read to remodel (adding a kitchen, laundry, bathtub.....) but I WILL be doing this in my new closet.... When I get one!

Carisa Knox said...

Please, please, please come live with me for the summer! I can only dream of what you do in real life. Love the moulding!
You would absolutely DIE if you saw what my mother's husband did to the moulding they put up in their house. They live in an 1800 sq ft house and every wall has grossly out of scale, thick, detailed, leafy moulding that has been handpainted no less than four different colors in every repeat. It is HORRIBLE! And he has absolutely no problem telling me that my taste in decorating is bland. Pinhead is the nicest thing I can call him. What can I say? He's from Scotland and he is a SNOB. But I digress. Come live wth me this summer, I'll take care of all the kids, you can turn up the music and mould to your hearts content. I'll even throw in cupcakes!!!
Love this blog!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

All I can say is Wow! I never crossed my mind that I can add details to my shoe rack. Oh, and I love you tastes in shoes too! ;)

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Yes! An excuse to by more high heeled shoes! "But honey, the empty molding with not enough shoes just looks strange here in our closet..."

cranberry cottage said...

Brilliant!
Although this is really ironic because I came here immediatly AFTER posting on my blog, a different version of "shoes". (my version of the youtube version)...what timing! Ha, makes me laugh....

I love your idea but do have another idea similiar that could hang running shoes?

decorative moldings said...

I love the idea, very brilliant! I'm very thankful to the author for posting such an amazing post.

La Tempête said...

It's possible we are soulmates :p I loves me some HIGH shoes, despite my height!

Also, I love this moulding shoe rack idea.

Emily said...

That is an awesome idea. You have some way cute shoes. I love heels they are so cute, and make your legs look nice and long. I would buy a lot of them if they didn't cause hurt so much to wear, so I dont wear them I wear flip flops and my converse shoes everywhere I go. Ü

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Don't know which I'm drooling over more...the shoes or the way hot rack.

(For the SHOES.)

Get yer mind outta da gutter.

gina3 said...

Endless love reference at the end made me crack up. I'm with ya on the trim color. For me, gotta be white. Great idea for the shoes. I don't wear high heals (at all) cause I would break an ankle in them but I can appreciate your lovely pairs of shoes. If this would work for flats and sneakers, I would be doing it in a heartbeat.

Layne Bushell said...

Of everything in your bag of tricks, this is my favorite! Bar none.

1 Funky Woman said...

I saw that same picture and started to drool but no you have to outdo me because I only have one leg and actually do it! Dam someday I will catch up with you. Love that you put your mind to something and do it!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

I JUST saw that inspiration photo this morning and was thinking before long this will be all over blogland. Your version is much more my style(or color:)). Looks great.

littlebeachbum said...

Ummm...WOW do I love this idea!! SERIOUSLY this is going in my "great ideas for when I have a lot more money and space" file. This looks awesome!

Also, I love the shoes ;)

dena4kids said...

LOL! I have that same molding! Now I know what to do with it!=) Thanks!

Miranda said...

Very nice! I'm jealous, actually. ;o)

Audra said...

Dang girl, you gone and done it again. Inspired the heck out of me made me oh so green with envy.

I must have a place like this for my shoes to be happy. M.u.s.t.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love that idea. I just hate my shoes taking up all my floor space. I even have some wall space to try this on. Thanks for the inspiration.
Brooke

WhettenWild said...

I really really need that in my closet. Just ask Conal =)

Tara said...

Ok, I LOVE this idea but need the shoe molding for dummies guide. How did you hang it and how do the shoes stay on it? Hugs, Tara

Meg said...

Uh, WOW!! I LUV this idea. It is....awesome. This post had me laughing and wishing I could run to Home Depot in the middle of the night!

I would love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful night!

Julia said...

Great Idea. I love the execution of it. And your comment quote is hilarious.

Andie said...

LOVE! You have to join SHOESday this week.

Chase and McKell said...

Love this!! Such a great idea. I have way too many shoes that I don't know what to do with. They are scattered all over the closet floor or in bins. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

*come check out my blog too if you'd like :)

p.s. i ♥ your header, hilarious!

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

Love this idea. If only I had a bare wall...somewhere, anywhere!

Lou said...

what type/brand nail gun do you use/recommend? thanks

Teri said...

This is so awesome! I just sent the link to my MIL who has the largest shoe collection known to man. :)