Some of you may have noticed this beauty show up on my instagram a few weeks ago- what you didn’t see is my crazy huge grin and giddiness as we brought it home. After getting my closet system from Ikea without any built-in shoe storage, I knew there was going to have to be some other way to keep all my heels, wedges and flats from being scattered around the apartment.
I decided it wouldn’t hurt to check out some of the various second hand furniture stores here in DC, even though I was pretty sure their price ranges weren’t as thrifty as I’m used to. There was one place I had walked by a few times on 14th street called Miss Pixie’s, who on their website claimed to have “reasonably priced vintage home furnishings” so I decided to check it out. Not only did I find several things I would have loved to call mine, but this yellow locker screamed out that it would be a PERFECT home for my currently homeless shoes.
It’s 5 feet tall and has 6 levels of shelving space- also it just so happens to fit perfectly between the door to Mike’s closet and the door to the bathroom. The shoe storage stars alligned just for this magical locker to be mine.
yes, I realize I have many shoes. I’m well aware, thanksssss. ^^^
This guy was not as “reasonably priced” as I’d hoped- at $225 it seemed almost too expensive to purchase. But after looking online at craigslist and ebay, most other vintage lockers were in the $100-300 range and none of them had the built in shelves like this one. Also since getting our table and chairs for $20, we figured we could splurge a little on this piece.
I think my shoes seem quite happy to have found such a perfect little home to call their own. I’m still grinning and feeling giddy, so I know I am.