shoes!

shoes!

we have a cozy apartment in manhattan beach. its about 700 square feet (give or take 50 feet; im not really great with measurements haha). while we have considerably more closet space than our last apartment (which had only ONE very tiny closet), they are both filled with our clothes. my boyfriend has his dresser and his uniforms in his closet, and i have my dresser, blankets, luggage, etc in my closet. our actual bedroom space is pretty small which requires the storage of our dressers in our respective closets. i ask myself too, as they are currently in the LIVING ROOM underneath the bar of our kitchen :( i am a clotheshorse and a shoe junkie. neither of us really like the over-the-door solution, nor do we care for the shoe cubby that hooks over the closet hanging bar from ikea. i have approximately 20 pairs of high heels in the living room, 15 pairs of sneakers in his closet, and a truckload of ballet flats, sandals, and moccasin type shoes by the front door. believe it or not these are all shoes i wear on the regular, so storing them away seasonally is not an option. can anyone give me some ideas on how i would be able to store all of them in one very stylish place? just so you know, the wall next to the entry is completely bare so there is a whole lot of space to put a cabinet. also, my price point is $150 (and that's the top, top of the budget) how simple would it be to build something to hold over 60 pairs of shoes? the best ones i've seen on homedecorators.com are almost $400!!
i dont like wicker though :( i like this but its not large enough
what would be the best type of wood? can home depot cut the wood to size for you? any help would be appreciated. please no snarky comments, they will only be ignored :( p.s. our style is also pretty eclectic; we have a mix of world, modern, urban, and traditional. and our color palette is espresso (dark, dark brown), green, black, and olive.
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