DIY: Make your own pattern = Patterns aren't cheap. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. Use brown paper sacks or a roll of scotch wrapping paper as your pattern paper.
DIY: PVC Pipe Shoe Storage - so fun and so simple, could easily spray paint or cover in fabric or paper too. maybe a horizontal layout of two rows or something. I think this would be good for garage "yard shoes" storage
chalk paint recipe: plaster of paris, water, and latex paint. This recipe works wonders as a no-prep furniture paint so you can make old furniture look amazing again-- in YOUR style and favorite colors!