From a Shoe to a Penholder, Candlestick, and Lamp!
I’ve always loved the allure of antique wooden shoe forms…but when it comes to my decor philosophy at home, I like to choose treasures that hold both form and function. Yet the patina of old shoe forms is difficult to resist. With that said, I wanted to share a few ways one can repurpose antique shoe forms to be both fun and functional.
On a desk, a repurposed shoe form penholder holds a treasured writing utensil – ready to create when inspiration strikes. I find that I enjoy this special pen, which was a birthday gift from the hubby, much more displayed on top of my desk than tucked away in a drawer.
Shoe forms lend themselves quite well to becoming repurposed lamp bases, whether or not you have a shoe fetish. Talk about a conversation piece!
While you would certainly need to ensure this shoe form is not left unattended, using them as repurposed candleholders is both quaint and a bit industrial.
How do you feel about antique shoe forms? Are they finding a spot in your home?