How to Build a High Heel Shoe Rack

By Kate Riley June 25, 2012

All the ladies who love shoes, raise your hands! 

Friends, I’d like to share with you my first project for HGTV is now online – it’s a two tiered high heel shoe rack I built from wood and dowel rods for my heels and painted in a fabulous shade of raspberry pink. 

how to build a high heel shoe rack


To read the full tutorial on how to make one for your own closet, check out how to build a shoe rack over at HGTV.  And for 24 more ideas, check out this post on 25 ways to store shoes in your closet

Thanks HGTV for featuring this project!



  1. Super darling. The color just makes it! I’ll have to check out that link. I need some flip flop storage ;) That’s more up my alley. lol

  2. YOU GO!!! haha I put together a Closetmaid shoe rack a few weeks ago and thought I was amazing. (I’m crafty, not so handy with tools usually). Love the raspberry!!

    …I might have to try this.

  3. This is so fun! When I came back from Haven Conference all pumped up to build or paint something, my husband suggested we redo our closet. Now I have ideas and inspiration. Thank!

  4. This couldn’t have come at a better time! I’ve just cleared out lots of old pairs of shoes and was looking at my heels wondering how to store them. I sat down to have a break and check my favourite blogs and this is the first thing that pops up! Thank you!

  5. This is such a fabulous idea! I should have thought about doing this shoe rack myself before purchasing my pax wardrobe! If you didn’t use pink as your color, what is another color you would have chosen? Great post Amanda!

  6. No wonder the house is a mess! You’re spending all your time on this darling closet and even MORE time shopping for shoes!! Yes, I hate returning from a trip, especially when my husband had been left in charge of housekeeping for a few things. Does he really eat on the floor!? The travertine sure looks like it!

  7. I see several pairs of shoes I would like shipped to VA, please. ;) Love the shoe rack, and I really love that you chose to paint it a fun color. It stands out in a good way!

  8. Love the raspberry color; it’s so very fresh and fun! I am also loving your shoes…girl you have great taste! :)

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