When I want my family to put their own things away - it's got to be pretty convenient for them or they won't do it. How hard can it be to throw shoes in a wooden box?
It worked for a while but my kids' shoe sizes change so often that our shoes piled up and I never cleaned it out - they were overflowing.
D rings onto Monkey hooks). Each boy has one hook for his backpack. The chalk sits in that old match holder. I was finding that more storage wasn't necessarily better. All those hooks invited everything to land on them - creating a cluttered mess. The big wooden shoe box just held more shoes that we didn't use plus other junk.
foyer table had to move to the other wall. Since it was custom made to fit the long wall - I had to cut just the top down about 1 inch each side. I used a circular saw for that task. I don't like to use circular saws but they are necessary for jobs like this.
paint color change, also. Artichoke by Valspar from Lowe's. It matches my stairs. You can see a lamp cord there - shoot! I tried to hide those.
I turn on the foyer lamps at dusk. To make it easy to turn them on together - I used an extension cord with an on-off button. It doesn't show behind the metal wall art that I use to hide the plugs and cords.
narrow table works well there.
Here is the floor plan - if that helps.
old french doors placed on either side of the main front door. This one has a hook for my keys. The preserved boxwoods that I made earlier this year are pretty here, too.
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