I found some hooks to screw into the front for all of our stuff. And I grabbed a 3-pack of generic canvas totes from Hobby Lobby while I was there. I used stencils and mixed some fabric paint medium into my black paint and put each of my kid's initials on a bag.
I started with 5 unfinished boards and stained them with a walnut stain.
Then I painted them white and distressed them after they were dry.
I attached mending braces on the back and top and screwed in my wrought iron brackets. Half price at Hobby Lobby, so tough and sturdy-love 'em.
These have been great for gloves, hats, sunglasses, flip flops and all the other miscellaneous "stuff" these little people seem to need. (We live in Colorado and go back and forth between flip flops and hats on a daily basis in springtime)
This shelf has really been a lifesaver helping us with our clutter!