Friday, August 3, 2012

Labeling Doors with Decals


using a graphic decal on a door


This is what we get for creating a long hallway gallery with a series of doors. No one knows which is which. In this case, they door with the frosted glass inset is the door downstairs, then the coat closet, the french doors lead into my library, and the final door is the pantry.

I can't tell you how many people open the coat closet door to try to get out.

To help alleviate that confusion, I decided to create a graphic of a hanger and put it on the door.

labeled door with decals

using a graphic decal on a door



Then for the pantry.



And the powder room since everyone asks where it is.





Then I did it for the mudroom closet.


We also have a problem that when you arrive at our house, it is unclear that the front door is actually up 2 flights of stairs. 



See how yucky they are?  We promise that stuccoing the exposed concrete (which still has the pencil marks from construction on it) and replacing the handrail with a new one, are on our list.


Not exactly inviting like this lovely black mudroom door that is at entry level.


Same process... Place decal on door.


Peel off and voila! A clearly labeled door.

mudroom decal label

That makes a lot more sense.


Now I just need to have a sign with an arrow that says "yes, you really do have to go up ALL of those stairs. Unless you are my grandma. Or pregnant. Then I'll let you take the elevator up" But that's a pretty long sign:)

labeled door with decals



Jessica

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28 comments:

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Yessss! Something new to label! I just love labelling things. I have plans to put numbers on the guest room doors upstairs. You know like, "You're in guest room number 2 tonight."

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how cute is that hanger!!! love it!

Jess said...

Very cute! I love the mason jars.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you have an elevator in your house?
love the graphics...easy that even a child would know!

Megan said...

super cute and fun.

Simply LKJ said...

Love this idea. Our very small back hallway has 3 doors. We always laugh because when guests come over it is a game of "what is behind door #1, door #2, door #3?" One is the garage entrance, one a coat closet, the other the laundry room! And, our hall coat closet turned supply closet and our downstairs guest bath are right next to each other!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are a cute idea.

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Great idea...and cute labels!

Jen @ The Social Home said...

Such a great idea! I need to start using my silhouette for fun things like this!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cute idea!

twelve-O-eight said...

Ok, this is awesome, I am with everyone else, hooked on cool labels :) Thank you!

Hugs, Tanya

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

Love it!!! Ok, we need further info about the elevator!!! Lol

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I promise not to get lost ... as long as you let me ride the elevator at least once. :)

Jen said...

Love it! I did label my pantry door, but I've been thinking about the powder room door, and now I may have to steal the closet door idea. Any thoughts for the door of a guest suite?

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Clever!! Think I'd have to fake an injury for a ride in the elevator, though. :)
xo Heidi

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Great idea! And I love your front entrance! It's so neat :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love these ideas!

I am now following you on Pinterest.

I also wanted to invite you to my blog. I just began a new linky party entitled “Friday’s Favorite Pin” where you link up your favorite pin of the week. And yes, it can be your own creation.

Have a lovely weekend.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I need a sign that says this girl --->

The one over there ---->

thinks that you are brilliant. Really well done. This requires a pin.

designchic said...

What a great idea and such cute graphics! Happy weekend ~

Kelly said...

Oh this is SO fun!! It would be super cute even if it wasn't a practical consideration.

Crafty Mischief said...

Too cute! I love it!

Jen said...

Hey Jessica...one more comment:

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classic • casual • home said...

How creative and cute!

The Plum Verbena said...

Love it! Great idea.

The Plum Verbena said...

Love it! Great idea.

The Plum Verbena said...

Love it! Great idea.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love this and the decals are so cute!! The hanger is my favorite - now there's no excuse for any of your party guests to end up in the closet! Pinning this.
Kelly

DIY Show Off said...

Super cute! I love creative labeling and yours are adorable! LOL about the stairs though...point me to the elevator! ;)

Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

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