We currently have a shoe rack inside our front door to keep the shoes on. It's cheap and not well made. It commonly falls apart and sits in shambles because I get frustrated putting it back together all the time. I'd held off on buying one hinting heaving that I'd like a new one for Christmas last December. Christmas came, and Keith had one under the tree for me! However, it broke during assembly. Apparently a well made shoe rack is hard to find.
So Keith decided he was going to build me a shoe rack out of pallets.
He got a couple pallets from my parents and a week or so ago spent some time cutting it apart into boards. Yesterday, with the help of Caden and Caleb, they built me a shoe rack! Caden and Caleb did a lot of the sanding on it.
Last night it was all assembled and ready to be seen in the basement. He wants to stain it yet before use, so it isn't 100% done, but it looks like a shoe rack! He took the girls and I down to see it, and Elinore was SO EXCITED. She spent a little big of time down there with Keith during construction and while Keith and I were down there talking and cleaning up a bit, she ran up and down the stairs bringing all her and her sisters shoes downstairs and putting them on the shoe rack. She told us all about it too and how the shoes would fill the shelf and where she could put her book on it and everything. I did make her bring her and Ruth's shoes for Monday upstairs with us and she wasn't so happy about that. Who wants to run downstairs to find shoes on a Monday morning though?
When we got up stairs and were talking about it still we found out she thought it was going to be her rack in her bedroom. She wasn't so happy when she found out it was going in the living room!