Can you help me troubleshoot?
Here's my front door (I know, the plants are dead. This was taken last year....)
Any suggestions as to where I can put something that denotes, "No shoes please"?
I don't want to affix something to the wood near the stained glass. The door is already "busy" with the stained glass, and I don't really want to glue on or drill into the door.
I've thought about sticking a little sign in the blue planter on the right...
My best idea thus far, I think, is to set a small sign on the ledge on the left side of the right hand column... but made out of what? It would be fun to find a little logo like this
on something, but I've never seen one anywhere... have you?
The way I handle this now, is I just verbally ask everyone to remove their shoes. But sometimes I forget, or sometimes I get distracted trying to corral the dog, and before I realize it, my guest has followed me through the house in their shoes. As one of my sisters says, "Ohhhh, the dilem-na!"
Please, suggestions in the comments. Thanks.
Carolyn commented and inquired about what the entrance inside the door looks like. Here is a photo of the layout -- it's what the house looked like when I bought it, not today, but hey the doors are in the same places!
And then now, where that plant is in the corner? I have this: http://my1929tudor.blogspot.com/2011/02/cozy-corner.html
I do have a bench not terribly far away from the front door, in the space where you can just barely see a corner of the old white built-in entertainment center. You can see the bench here (and the cords are hidden now!) http://my1929tudor.blogspot.com/2009/09/if-they-dont-sell-it-in-store.html
Does that help you visualize? Maybe I just need to add a smaller "shoe box" by the bench. Or, maybe I need to ditch the table and put a tiny stool in that corner instead... I keep dog walking paraphernalia on that table, but it's always sort of cluttered. Maybe that needs a re-vamp... Ahhh I see the snow ball coming...