I don't know if it is just my house, but my kids seem to think they can just take their shoes off wherever they want. I find shoes kicked off at the front door, shoes in the entryway, shoes in the family room, shoes in the bathroom. . .you get the idea. It drives me CRAZY!
I decided that I would make a shoe stand that would hold the shoes in the mudroom. The idea is that when kiddos come in the door and through the mudroom, that they will take their shoes off and place them on the shelf. We will see if it actually works :) Here's hoping!
Once again, I forgot to take a BEFORE picture! I am getting bad at that! I just get so excited to start my projects that I forget to snap a before pic. Anywho, this shelf below looks exactly like what mine looked like, except mine only has three shelves on it. I found mine at my local craft store for 75% OFF!!! WAHOO! Gotta love that!
Next I took some paint, some scrapbook papers, some mod podge (I don't know what I would do without the stuff!), and some sand paper. I sanded down some of the rough spots, painted, added the scrapbook paper with mod podge, then cut a vinyl "Welcome" out with my Cricut and placed it on the top shelf.
Super easy. Super fun. Super practical! Now if I can just get my kiddos to actually put their shoes there instead of all over the house, we will be set!
Here is what my Shoe Stand looks like now:So far, so good. The kids have actually been using it! :)
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