I'd been waiting to post about my under stairs cupboard storage until Mr Rackley completed the pull out shoe storage drawer but that's still a work in progress, so thought I'd just put the rest up until then!

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Previously this space was open and looked so cluttered!

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We had been intending to create this storage cupboard since we moved in but only recently got round to that job! Mr Rackley set to work with a door frame kit from B&Q, a 6 panel door from Homebase and painted plywood boards for the side. This photo also shows how cluttered it looked before too!

And here's the finished external result!

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Now here's a before shot of the inside before too.

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So the space was cleared out completely ready for some shelving! The area to the right will soon have a pull out tiered shoe storage drawer that Mr Rackley is half way through building.

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3 x 3 cube shelves – Link

Other styles in the same range:

2 x 4 Cube shelves – Link

Black cube shelves – Link

Spare Fabric Boxes to fit these cubes:

Storage Boxes – Link

White baskets were part of the set and the mink ones were from the Range (they were the same size and style which was perfect!).

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I later changed the colour layout of the cubes and added the baskets above from B&M to use the wasted space at the top.

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We installed a tube light along the back which has a switch to provide some light under there, this version plugs in and can be connected to other tubes by cable too.

Tube Light - Link

The cubes house things that don't belong anywhere else like my wax melt collection

Or spare kitchen rolls

Or spare bin bags - I love to bulk buy, particularly when stuff is on offer so that I never run out!

Or gift bags

Or spare light bulbs!  Everything has a place.

I plan to add heart shaped labels to these boxes to identify what each is for.

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The final part of this storage area is coat hooks. This one has 8 hooks (they come in a few sizes and are really sturdy – our previous small one was rubbish and kept falling off if the coats were too heavy for it!

Coat Hook (8 hooks) – Link

Heart Tags – Link


My label maker printed these clear labels – love this machine! More info on my study blog posts.

Mr R built this pull out shoe storage to fit the exact space under the stairs – it's built on runners so moves back and forth!

I love how much storage space has been created just by adding a simple door to this wasted space and that it's all kept out of sight now!

Lots of love

Mrs Rackley xx

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