Did you know that it’s super easy to upgrade a cheap shoe rack and make it look like a mid century modern marvel? All it takes is wood stain and white paint. Here is the shoe rack before. The brand is Whitmore and it was only $12.99 on Amazon. Beyond the super low price, nothing about it was particularly appealing to me, but I felt that there was some potential for an easy hack.
It came disassembled, so before assembling it, I rounded up some leftover wood stain from a different project, applied two coats, and let it dry for a few hours. Then I taped the top of the bottom legs with painters tape, and applied two coats of white paint to the bottom of the legs. After letting it dry, I assembled the shoe rack and put it to use. All in, it took a few hours on a Saturday afternoon and was definitely one of the easiest upgrades I’ve done.