Good Directions Multi-Purpose Bronze Boot Tray

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Woohoo! More home décor eye candy from Good Directions! My hubby and I are planning to have our hardwood floors refinished next spring, and while it’s a loooong way off, I want to get everyone in the habit NOW of taking their shoes off before stepping inside.
What better way to make “leave shoes here” obvious than a boot tray?! I know when some think of boot tray they think of those ugly black mats or rubber planks, but this is a home décor enhancing functional piece of art! Check it out!

About Good Directions

Good Directions offers fresh, unique and classic outdoor living décor from a growing roster of artisans. From weathervanes to birdhouses to fire pits, all of their heavy-gauge, high quality products are designed to last for generations.
From the president of Good Directions:
Outdoor living is booming. Today’s homeowners are bringing the same attention to beautifying their outdoor living spaces as they do their interiors. Good Directions is passionate about providing our customers with unique items that combine stylish form with durable function; elements that meet the high standards of house-proud homeowners. At Good Directions we believe excellent quality and service should be a given. We think you deserve more. We hope you’ll always look to Good Directions for outdoor living products that are unique and innovative.

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About the Boot Tray

– 35 x 15 x 2 inches
– Perfect for storing boots, shoes, sneakers, and more in entryways, laundry rooms, mud rooms, foyers, or any other room in the house
– Your potted plants will be safe and secure while also making clean-up a breeze; You’ll never worry about over-watering again
– Keep your pet food and water bowls off the ground for no-fuss cleaning
– Powder coated, galvanized steel construction with a Venetian bronze finish
– Raised lip helps contain items inside tray

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 My Thoughts on the Boot Tray

I was really excited to receive this boot tray, because I have at least FOUR entry and exit points that I want to have shoe baskets or trays for. And this beautiful tray could work in ANY ONE of those spots! (For the record I’m still undecided on where, exactly, this tray will end up, haha..)
While I intend to use the tray for boots and shoes for now, this is also a great decorative tray to hold plants, pet bowls or serve as a dining table or oversized coffee table book tray. I actually intend to use this as my dining table tray as soon as my toddler is old enough to resist her constant urge to destroy any and everything on the kitchen table.
The tray is nice and wide (it has ample space for my hubby’s size 12 boots) and is long enough to comfortably fit 4 pairs of shoes. It’s far more lightweight and flexible than I’d anticipated, but it’s not so light and bendy as to feel breakable. I got a little worried when my daughter decided to throw a 5 pound Chinese dog statue at it, but it held up without suffering any dings or wear and tear. (Passes the baby test = check!)
This looks great wherever you place it, it went great with my tile floor, marble tabletop and wood deck. The versatility in function and appearance makes this a great home décor investment.
Being in the midst of one of the worst droughts in California’s history, I haven’t used this long enough to attest to how it holds up to moisture from wet boots. I can’t imagine it would do poorly, as it appears to be of solid and sturdy construction, and the high sides seem like they would be fantastic for containing water, mud, wet leaves and generally wet season randomness.
As I’ve said before, Good Directions does not sell product, they sell art! Each item is a source of pride for homeowners!
Good Directions has an amazing variety of unique and classic designs for boot trays, featuring high-quality craftsmanship. (CLICK HERE to see their full online catalogue of boot tray designs!) 
[Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this review. I am an independent product reviewer. I only review products I am truly interested in. I don’t accept payment for reviews. The products I take the time to jabber on about are either items I have personally purchased, or the product has been provided for review after me initiating contact and incessantly nagging for a sample. All of my reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained.]
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If you are looking for a fun and flexible functional art piece, I’d recommend this art tray for boots, books, plants or bowls!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

39 thoughts on “Good Directions Multi-Purpose Bronze Boot Tray

  • 6 June, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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    Gingi, this is great looking… I like that it can be used for so many other things like holding a plant or your animal dishes… I would get one just for that xox

    • 8 June, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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      Yeah, after writing this article, I moved a houseplant in my living room, and realize it’s been leaking onto our hardwood.. oops!

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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      Yay! Thank you Lisa! I’ll send you a link once it’s up! <3

  • 7 June, 2015 at 1:57 am
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    The boot tray looks so nice and is much prettier than leaving your shoes on a rug 🙂

  • 7 June, 2015 at 7:13 am
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    Wait this is actually really cool! If I properly move into a place one day, I’d love to own a similar tray!

    xx – Naomi in Wonderland

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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      <3

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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      Yeah, I think I might actually use it for that instead, haha..

  • 7 June, 2015 at 11:39 am
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    That really is a beautiful piece! And also very practical! 🙂

  • 7 June, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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    Adorable! Pretty and functional!

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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      My favorite kind of home decor! <3

  • 7 June, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    Cute! I’ve never seen one of these before. I feel like I always learn something new here.

  • 8 June, 2015 at 12:33 am
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    HI Gingi, I love the idea of using this boot tray for boots, duh, but plants! To catch the water and keep it from getting on the floor, table, countertop, wherever, always a big problem for me! Drip drip water everywhere. Big mess. So maybe I need to get at least two. Great water catcher tray, I’m going to have to check out their other products as well.

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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      Yeah, I am horrible with letting moisture stay on wood and other surfaces too long (wet boot, overwatering plants, etc.)… so this is up my alley! <3

  • 8 June, 2015 at 12:40 am
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    I love the photos you’ve shared with us, my friend! You’ve taken the ordinary and elevated it to art! Such beauty in capturing the dailyness of our lives and surroundings, isn’t there!

    I hope your weekend has brought you pockets of rest and lots of enjoyment of your little ones!

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:10 pm
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      Awww, thank you Linda! That means a lot to me!

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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      You too! <3

    • 8 June, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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      <3

  • 8 June, 2015 at 2:57 pm
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    This is a beautiful tray, almost too pretty to put dirty shoes on. I love your reviews Gingi, thanks for the great product info. 🙂

    • 9 June, 2015 at 9:15 pm
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      LOL, I thought the same thing!!!

  • 8 June, 2015 at 11:13 pm
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    It’s always a good idea to leave shoes / boots at the front door or porch.

    All the best Jan

  • 9 June, 2015 at 1:02 am
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    That’s a nice one! And great photos. We definitely utilize our boot tray all year round.

    • 9 June, 2015 at 9:14 pm
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      Yeah, I am fond of the pattern too! <3

  • 19 June, 2015 at 12:52 pm
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    Gingi,
    Love the boot tray. I have had one for years and it still looks great. Great photos! 🙂

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