Could a DWR knock-off really fit the bill... and the decor? Surprisingly, yes. When Megan of NotMartha set out to re-create a DWR shoe rack, I'll admit I had my doubts. Surely a suspended shoe rack would look mighty funny with just a few tools from the hardware store.
Miraculously, she pulled off the look famously, sharing her tutorial with us every step of the way. With just a few materials from your local hardware store (poplar boards, L-brackets, screws and drywall anchors), you can re-create the look yourself and score a shoe rack that takes up very little space in your entryway.
The shoe rack is the perfect spot to drop off your tennies after a run, but I wouldn't recommend storing leather shoes or heels on the rack, as the suspension pressure may affect the shoe's exterior.
Regardless, I love this idea for a small space entryway, and how easy is it to create yourself? Proof that you can get the modern look for much, much less.