I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a shorty. 5′ 4″ to be exact. I don’t mind being short – I married a nice tall guy who can reach the top shelf on the cabinets for me, and I can wear super high heels without feeling like a giant. No big deal.
But, um, there’s a slight issue in our closet.
I keep my boots on the top shelf on my side of the closet, and there is no way I can actually reach the shelf without jumping. And even then, I usually miss.
So, when I want to wear a pair of boots, I have to have Corey come and get them for me, and I have to ask him to put them up when I’m done. I hate to bother him every time, though, so usually the bottom of my closet looks like this:
Something needed to be done about this. So, I asked Corey to build me a step stool for the closet.
Just to be clear, I asked him to do this back when the weather was actually conducive to wearing boots. It’s just taken him, uh, a while to get it done. But that’s okay. I still love him.
He used a plan from Ana White’s book (it’s also online, you can see it here) to build me this cute little guy. I gave him a few quick coats of blue paint and added a fun pink detail. The stenciling is far from perfect (in fact, it’s very, very imperfect), but I don’t mind…I’m the only one who’ll really ever be looking at it! I like the fun little pattern on it, and it makes the stool feel a little more special.
I can reach! And the bottom of my closet is looking a lot less messy (though it could clearly stand to be vacuumed).
Anyone else vertically challenged? Let’s commiserate…like, am I the only one who has to jump (or climb on the counter, or stretch reeeeeeally far) to reach the top shelf of my cabinets? So annoying!