16 IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hacks

The IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet comes in 2 styles and sizes.  It is a great space-saving cabinet for storing your shoes. But this versatile cabinet has other uses too!  See all the incredible ways you can hack and change it here!

As with all great IKEA hacks, these hacks using the Hemnes shoe storage cabinet are pretty spectacular!

If you want to create great storage for your home, which is sleek and slimline, with a totally unique decorative twist, you will love these hacks!

You can use this Hemnes shoe cabinet anywhere in your home, for pretty much any purpose at all. It doesn’t just have to be a shoe storage cabinet!

IKEA Hemnes Shoe cabinet hacks

The IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

The IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet is a storage cabinet with 4 compartments. The compartments pull down for easy shoe storage. 

There are two different types of units. Both are available in white, black/brown, or dark gray. The black/brown and dark gray cabinets are made of solid pine, which is useful to know if you want to paint your unit.

One has 4 compartments and four pull down drawers.

White 4 compartment IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

The other unit has 2 compartments, with 2 pull down drawers and a small pull out drawer at the top:

White 2 compartment IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

 

 

IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hacks

Here are 16 DIY hacks that change the Hemnes shoe cabinet into something prettier, more useful, or something completely different.

Cane Shoe Cabinet

White and brown cane drawer front Hemnes shoe storage unit.

This is a beautiful way to upgrade and hack the Hemnes shoe cabinet.  Cane panels have been added to the front of the cabinet, for a more Boho and Scandi look.  You can see the complete DIY here.

Easy IKEA Shoe Cabinet Hack

Brown and white IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

This hack using the IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet, has made the cabinet far more pretty! By adding leather pulls and a lovely wooden shelf top, this cabinet takes pride of place in an entrance hallway. You can see it here.

Glam Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

Gray Hemnes shoe storage unit with marble top.

This DIYer has painted the Hemnes shoe cabinet a lovely black color, added pretty pulls, and created a great marble top. This has made this cabinet so much more glam and prettier! You can see it here.

 

Curvy Hemnes Cabinet

Black and cane drawer front Hemnes shoe storage unit rounded.

This is an amazing transformation of the Hemnes, by adding curved sides to the cabinet, and updating the drawers. If you love curvy furniture, you won’t find a lot of it at IKEA, so here you can see how to actually turn it into a curvy dream!  You can see the complete DIY post here.

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Adhesive Decorative Paper Hack

Faux wood front drawers in IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

In this DIY hack, adhesive decorative paper has been added to the front of each drawer panel, to create a more rustic-looking style cabinet.  You can see the complete DIY here.

Charging Station Hemnes Hack

Green painted Hemnes shoe cabinet storage unit with leather pulls.

This is another clever and stylish use for the Hemnes cabinet – as a charging station.  Here Hemnes has been painted a beautiful shade of green and leather pulls added for a beautiful look.  Inside are power strips and all the cords you need to charge your electronics. You can see the DIY here.

Pretty Beige Hemnes

Beige painted IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

Drawer frame fronts have been added to each drawer compartment in this hack, and the whole cabinet has been primed and painted.  You can see it here.

Mother of Pearl Decor

White Hemnes shoe storage unit with mother of pearl strip.

By adding a pretty mother of pearl strip to the front of this cabinet, and also adding glass pulls to the drawers, it has taken this piece up a notch.  You can see the DIY right here.

Shoe Cabinet to Dresser for a Small Space

White IKEA Hemnes 2 compartment shoe storage unit turned into vanity dresser.

If you are challenged with a small space, and need vital storage, the Hemnes shoe cabinet can also be turned into a wonderful dresser for your bedroom. This hack uses the taller 2 compartment Hemnes shoe cabinet. The top drawer is used for jewelry, and the other 2 compartments used for everything else.  See it here.

Place Several Cabinets Together for a Long Useful Cabinet

3 IKEA Hemnes shoe storage units together to form long dresser in hallway.

Placing several of the 4 compartment Hemnes shoe cabinets together in a row can create a very useful and stylish longer dresser. 

Ombre Painted Grey

Gray ombre Hemnes shoe storage unit.

This DIY has turned the Hemnes into a pretty ombre painted grey cabinet. The colors blend in so beautifully together, and the cabinet looks so truly amazing.  You could of course choose any color combination whatsoever for this DIY. You can see the DIY here.

Related: How to Paint IKEA Furniture

Faux Card Catalog

Grey painted IKEA Hemnes unit that looks like antique card catalog.

Card Catalog cabinets are very in demand right now, for their antique and vintage vibe.  So here a faux card catalog cabinet has been created using Hemnes!  You can see it here.

Wood Panel Hemnes

White IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit with wood panelled drawer fronts.

Wood panels and new handles have been added to Hemnes here for a very unique and stylish look. It completely transforms Hemnes. You can see it here.

Antique Looking Hack

Antique looking dark brown IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit.

This Hemnes shoe cabinet hack is truly amazing! Would you ever know that this was originally a plain IKEA shoe cabinet?!  It now looks like something you would find in an antique store, or in somebody’s old Victorian home. You can see the amazing hack here.

Recessed into the Wall

IKEA Hemnes shoe storage unit built into the wall.

Here Hemnes has been built into an existing wall. The Hemnes unit is already slim enough, but built into a wall it creates so much storage in so little space. You can see the hack here.

Pretty Blue Cabinet

White IKEA Hemnes cabinet with blue patterned drawer fronts.

Here Hemnes has had patterned paper added to the front of the drawers to create a pretty blue patterned cabinet. See it here.

The IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet as you can see from these hacks can be changed and upgraded into something so much more special and beautiful!

Don’t just use it for shoe storage! You can use it for pretty much anything at all in your home.

The IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet comes in 2 styles and sizes.  It is a great space-saving cabinet for storing your shoes. But this versatile cabinet has other uses too!  See all the incredible ways you can hack and change it here!

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