The Big Reveal

Ages ago I shared my closets with you and bemoaned the fact that I would never have pretty storage or room to have my favorite shoes on display. Ever since then I’ve been thinking about creating more of a dressing room in the spare bedroom and on the hunt for glassed in bookshelves.

This was a challenge because I didn’t want to spend too much but I could never just have my shoes out on an open shelf. Between a very dusty, drafty old house and 4 cats, there is no way it would happen.

But then I found these wonderful, reasonaby-priced, glass-door shelves from Ikea – Bergsbo! These suckers are HUGE and I instantly knew they would make my dream come true.

It took me a few hours each to put them together and they weighed a ton but they were worth it. Now I have two gorgeous displays for all of my favorite pretty shoes. I know I’m showing off but I have to share.

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Cabinet #1 is filled with pinks, blacks, whites, silvers and purples –

Cabinet #2 is red, blues, neutrals, greens and golds –

I have to admit I get a bit giddy and giggly when I walk into the room. Now every morning when I’m getting dressed, it feels like I’m going shopping!

36 comments

  1. Intrinsically Florrie · May 6, 2010

    'Now every morning when I'm getting dressed, it feels like I'm going shopping!' Now that must lovely.They really are beautifully presened and I am uber-jealous of some of the things in your collection! Lucky girl.Florrie x

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  2. Intrinsically Florrie · May 6, 2010

    Oh and I see you found the Miu Miu cat print ones! :)Florrie x

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  3. Anonymous · May 6, 2010

    All I can really say is \”WOW\”. : )

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  4. Robo · May 6, 2010

    What Florie said 🙂

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  5. Faith J. · May 6, 2010

    Do you happen to be a size 6? If so, can you leave your shoes to me in your will?

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  6. Tiffany* · May 6, 2010

    May I please come live in your shoe closet? It looks like heaven! You seriously have my dream shoe closet! Size 8 by chance 🙂 haha. Love the glass cabinets. Might get these for my slow growing shoe collection- not near the names as yours though.beijos-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

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  7. WendyB · May 6, 2010

    You have some UNBELIEVABLE shoes.

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  8. Ashley · May 6, 2010

    AHH I want!! I thought my closet was nice. Nothing compared to this! Gorgeous 🙂

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  9. Princess Poochie · May 6, 2010

    Thanks, ladies!Faith, there may be a few 6s in there. I typically wear a 5 or 5.5 but sometimes have to try to work a 6 if they don't make them any smaller (and I really really want them!): DLuvPoochie

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  10. goldenmeans · May 6, 2010

    Sigh, absolutely beautiful. I want to do that to my shoes someday!

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  11. lisa · May 6, 2010

    Can I live vicariously through your shoe storage solution, pretty please? A shoe room. Wow. And stocked with such covetable lovelies.

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  12. Midtown Girl · May 6, 2010

    WOW WOW WOW – your collection is AH-MAY-ZING & I totally need to get one (or two) of these display cabinets – this is AWESOME!

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  13. K · May 6, 2010

    I've been wanting to do this for so long. I hate having my shoes stored in clear bins stacked to the ceiling. I never feel like I can get to all my shoes and this is so how I want my collection to look. Great job!

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  14. mary van note · May 6, 2010

    that is such an effing DREAM! I feel like I should say Congrats!

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  15. ThatGirl39 · May 6, 2010

    OMG!!! And then some! I have to retweet this to some bloggy shoe friends who will just die to see your shoe closet. Please can I move in??

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  16. Mardel · May 6, 2010

    That is fabulous! I have a shoe closet, but it is nothing like that. And your shoes are beautiful too.

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  17. Anonymous · May 6, 2010

    do you have these shelves in a separate room, i mean is there anything else in the room or just shoooooes ? and there did you store the second half ?

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  18. camille0528 · May 7, 2010

    WOW…absolutely lovely. I am inspired!

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  19. hiyaluv · May 7, 2010

    I am so glad you shared! I love it! Were you giggly with joy as you put the shoes in exact order in the case?! Oh such fun!!!What an inspiration you are Poochie!smiles,gina

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  20. Marie · May 7, 2010

    LOOKS AMAZING!! Like Mariah Carey's closet!!!!!!

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  21. jennine · May 8, 2010

    holy moly! you have every single iconic shoe ever! i hope you have those babies insured!

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  22. SEBBYWOOD;; · May 8, 2010

    This is quite possibly the biggest shoe gasm of all time. Your shoe room should be a museum. ❤

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  23. oxymoronicgirl · May 8, 2010

    Heaven right there! Gosh! Love all the shoes and how you displayed them. :)galwithcurves.blogspot.com

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  24. ggshoe · May 8, 2010

    Treasure cabinets!!! LOVE!

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  25. tamari* · May 9, 2010

    i'm just jealous! it's so amazing!

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  26. Wendy · May 10, 2010

    I just turned green … oh my goodness, your shoes are divine!!!

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  27. Faith J. · May 10, 2010

    Hi it's me again, sometimes I wear 5.5 in heels because of my high arches, esp. Via Spigas. So if you ever decide to sell some, let me know! 🙂

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  28. Anonymous · May 12, 2010

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

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  29. Ross · May 13, 2010

    living the dream my friend, you a living the dream. shit, my shoes are just in a heap of boxes at the foot of my bed. they looks like pastries and candies, but they're to be worn on your feet! beautiful!

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  30. TheShoeGirl · May 19, 2010

    I FINALLY get to comment! haha.This is spectacular! Can you imagine if we joined forces??Amazing.

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  31. topanka · August 26, 2010

    Wooooow… what can one say? Congrats! :)t.ysra

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  32. alixrose · August 26, 2010

    I love I love I love!!!!

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  33. cabinets NJ · January 25, 2013

    I have to say, those shoes are really pretty and are so organized. That Ikea glass door shelf is indeed a very useful one. My sister who is so in love with shoes also has some a similar shelf for her shoes. She also has lots of them. I do admire how you girls organize things. Maybe this will work for my stuffs, too. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Anonymous · April 29, 2013

    Did you take out a shelf to put clear glass as a shelf?

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  35. Yesenia Crespo · August 27, 2014

    I love this idea! You have inspired me to display my shoes as well. Where did you get the bookcase? Was this at ikea as well? I do not know if they have the glass shelves anymore. 😦

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  36. Cecily Cruz · November 17, 2014

    I am OBSESSED with this shoe display!! I just made a \”little black book\” with photos of all my shoes, booties and boots only to find that I have 94 pairs of foot wear!! The current rack system I have is nice, but this is great because of the doors!! I can't wait to get to IKEA!! Love your shoe collection too…like a work of art!!

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