This Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hack is solving a major storage problem in my entryway! I’m using the Ikea Hemnes shoe cabinet that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while to get started with this small entryway makeover. Instead of using one Ikea Hemnes shoe unit, I’m using 2, but hacking it so it looks like 1 piece. I’m giving my diy tips and tricks and mess ups so that you know you can do it too! This is perfect if you are looking for shoe storage ideas for your entryway.

The hemnes shoe cabinet is so slim and narrow and helps any small entryway look huge! It also gives it a wide open feeling, but leaves the space feeling refreshed.

This is part 1 of my diy entryway makeover. Make sure you’re subscribed for part 2!
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  1. Jamie Joy on January 1, 2023 at 2:55 am

    "Hi, People! Remember me?" SO ADORABIBBLE!!!!!!!

  2. Mr. H on January 1, 2023 at 2:57 am

    I liked how jointed the two; it could be cumbersome but you made it seem achievable

  3. BUILD MY LIFE on January 1, 2023 at 2:57 am

    After you screwed the holes in how did you attach it? Did you add the other leg in?

  4. justrandom222 on January 1, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Wow you did an incredible job! Subscribing. Do you think this will be able to store shoes that are 13 in size?

  5. DIY by Niky Foster on January 1, 2023 at 2:59 am

    What space do you need more storage in? Would something like this help??? Comment below!!! 👇🏾👇🏾

  6. Dre C on January 1, 2023 at 2:59 am

    That wood glue never works

  7. Tierra Blevins on January 1, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Can you do a diy on a closet really would love to see you makeover a closet

  8. Keys Open Doors on January 1, 2023 at 2:59 am

    It turned out great! I’m def going to get 2 ikea shoe cabinets for my foyer and paint them a fun color. Loved your out takes. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jennifer N. on January 1, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Whats the biggest men size these could fit?

  10. Lisa Jackson on January 1, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Please can I ask what the length was in total of the two cabinets with no top and one leg?

  11. TheEagleslover on January 1, 2023 at 3:04 am

    It’s the cameo for me!🤣🤣. But seriously this was a great project. My son definitely needs to watch it because he has a million shoes. Great job and I’m looking forward to part 2.

  12. Danielle Brenke on January 1, 2023 at 3:05 am

    I love how spacious your area looks now. You did a great job. Also, I enjoy your bloopers, you are so down to earth and cool. Love the baby too! 😁

  13. MarySuzy Perla on January 1, 2023 at 3:07 am

    I do not live near an IKEA
    Calculated costs:
    2 Hemnes shoe cabinet with 4 compartments $339.98
    Delivery $369.00

  14. It’s Beyond Gee on January 1, 2023 at 3:07 am

    I needed this! Thx

  15. Tinapaparika on January 1, 2023 at 3:08 am

    How much did the cabinets cost?

  16. eyes.of.the.divine on January 1, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I’m SO thankful you share the reality of these things. So many folks think they could never DIY; they don’t understand the mistakes that have to be made when you’re doing it! That’s how you learn and do jobs well 🤗 I especially loved this video because shoes all over drive me crazy too 😜 your personality is really fun and doesn’t feel forced. All around well done! The outakes are fun too 😌

  17. b. lee on January 1, 2023 at 3:11 am

    you covered up your electrical outlet though…

  18. Pamela Groves on January 1, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Awesome video, definitely super helpful…thanks so much! I just bought one and will be putting it up this weekend. Love the outtakes too!!!

  19. The Messy Kitchen on January 1, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Very nice content

  20. Toni on January 1, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Im such a fan 😍

  21. froop84 on January 1, 2023 at 3:15 am

    This is amazing, well done! Just one idea to improve: Put a nice natural wood board as a top <3

  22. Jacqueline Jordan on January 1, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Great info

  23. Derrell Foster on January 1, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I love it!! Now I can put all my sneakers away! 🤣😂

  24. NoSleep2Nite on January 1, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I love it. I’m looking into the Hemnes or Bissa for my foyer. We have a lot of shoes.

  25. mz g on January 1, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Looks so nice! Love the bloppers at the end. Cute kids.lol what color is on the walls? Is it white or light gray?

  26. Celeste Terry on January 1, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Didn’t have a comment about the video except that your hack is dope. What I really wanted to share with you was that, woman to woman…you doing your thang, sis!! I’m a mommy fan.

  27. Dre C on January 1, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Gorilla double sided tape

  28. Jacqueline Jordan on January 1, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Walk in Shower door hesge and metal strip under door

  29. Elizabeth Reynolds on January 1, 2023 at 3:24 am

    It looks 👍 great. I would have tried the glue as well. No shame 😂😂😂

  30. Dre C on January 1, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Wood screws

  31. Dre C on January 1, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Next time construction adhesive works better!!!

  32. Mama C. on January 1, 2023 at 3:25 am

    You say “um” and “uh” so much 😩

  33. CY EB on January 1, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Nice transformation and hack! I loved the tape method on the drill bit that you used to mark the depth of the hole… def using that in the future! Haha

  34. Brenda Moon on January 1, 2023 at 3:29 am

    I’m impressed with your husband’s shoes so lined up. Men usually throw shoes everywhere

  35. Patreece Crumidy on January 1, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Great job lady

  36. Mylfy on January 1, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Ikea also has some plastic ones that I have brought called Trones Does your family use them? I put them up but their shoes are still everywhere and I am constantly tripping on them…lol

    Another really great use for these is to store your kids school and art projects. They are good for that because they fit the ones that are oversized.

  37. Tara D on January 1, 2023 at 3:30 am

    I missed the drilling into the wall. I have concrete walls that had painted wood paneling over them. sounds wild but that’s how they built the townhouse complex. that’s my issue is drilling is so hard on my arms.

  38. Subconscious Momma on January 1, 2023 at 3:30 am

    omg dealing with same issue, love this , got a new inspiration as always , Thanks love!

  39. Ruby Lioness on January 1, 2023 at 3:31 am

    That Alien Tape is really THE TRUTH but it will snatch the paint off the walls! So just be prepared for that after it’s been there for a while and it’s also washable. Yup! WASHABLE! I use it to tack down rugs in my classroom and then just take it up and wash it off with soap and water to use it in another area. Sounds gross but my floors get cleaned daily and it’s covered by the rug so it’s not that dusty and very easy to clean. After washing I let the tape dry on wax paper. If it is super dirty like black i just throw away. One roll of tape lasts a good while.

  40. Sheena Beena on January 1, 2023 at 3:32 am

    what were the drill gauge sizes for the holes?

  41. Tania D on January 1, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Hi Niky 😁 you are such an inspiration 🙌🏾 I have the same issue but by the master bedroom 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️thank you for sharing this hack! It was very helpful and I can’t wait for part 2! I also love how you break things down and show that can be a hiccups but how to work around them 🙌🏾 great job as always 👏🏾 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳💐💖

  42. Karina S. on January 1, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Love it!! I’m so happy you did this bc i was planning on purchasing for my new home

  43. Cori Nagy on January 1, 2023 at 3:34 am

    THANK YOU for making this video!! I never liked the gap when I would see people put 2 together. I bet a Kregg jig would work too. You are so clever!!! 💕

  44. Subconscious Momma on January 1, 2023 at 3:35 am

    what color is your wall paint? by the shoe cabinet ?

  45. Dwuna Henton on January 1, 2023 at 3:37 am

    So neat my foyer looks like that, full of shoes

  46. Pertinacious Hout on January 1, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Looked great! That piece looks narrow enough that I could put it in my hallway. Hope you put wood glue in the extra holes you drilled with the frog tape template (the wood dowel didn’t look as snug as it might should have been). Also (just a thought for extra support/sturdiness), when you added the second piece and tucked it behind the first one, instead of just using glue, maybe drill a few extra holes (if possible) on the front backside (where you slid the second piece together) and use wood glue/dowels for additional support. Love the slim, clean look of that cabinet for hiding shoes!
    I was amused that you sorted all of the hardware! At least I know I’m not the only one that does that!

    Glad you’re sharing, it inspires ideas for the rest of us!!

  47. Mahogany Crumidy on January 1, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Hope you ready to come down south next year!!! Lol

  48. Markie R. on January 1, 2023 at 3:45 am

    I just found your channel and have been binge watching and screen-grabbing 😂! I am about to purchase my first home on a budget and a lot of properties within my price range need a little TLC, which was becoming disappointing. Your channel has inspired me to purchase a home with good bones and the rest, I can update! You’re so detailed and I really appreciate that. Bless you Sis! 😊 🙏🏾

  49. Wana P on January 1, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Another great video. I’ve been binging your videos for 2 days.

  50. leachano82 on January 1, 2023 at 3:51 am

    This is really nice

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