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An entryway is how you and your guests will gain access to your home. You may also hear it as a lobby or mudroom. In our home, we take off our shoes after we come in. That being said shoes are normally all over the place by the door making it a major tripping hazard.
With jacket season here you need a place to hand your coat when you come in from the winter elements. So I am going to share how I DIY our entryways for $150 or less since I was just tired of tripping overshoes. Between my husband’s boots and the boys, it was time for a change.
It was time to make the spaces work better for our family and prevent jackets and shoes from being all over.
Front Door Entrance:
Let’s chat about our front door entrance first. Ours is really open, but I felt that if we did a hall tree it would look a little out of place so using a 4-cube system was our best option. Since we are a family of four each of us has a cube to put our shoes in which prevents them from being all over the place, causing a hazard. You can easily even find these 4-cube systems at your local Ikea.
Then I was at Home Good’s and found the sign for $20 which I thought was an absolute steal. It even has a calendar for the week which is awesome for keeping us better organized. Every Sunday I update it for the week and I even put what we will be having for dinner that week on it.
The pillows I found on clearance at Wal-mart. I couldn’t pass it up since the two-pack of the oblong blue ones were only $10. Then the “Love you to the Moon & Back” was on clearance for $8. Wal-mart is also where I found this runner on clearance and it was the last one. It is a little light which means you will see the dirt, but with the dark accents, you really don’t see any.
Overall Cost: Approximately $150
In this picture, I have 3 cubes organizer even though I would have loved four so we could have one for each of us like the one by the front door. However, it would cut too far over and block some of the entrances to the bathroom.
We picked up some pallets for FREE that a company was trying to get rid of and one night I was showing my neighbor’s son some of my ideas of what I was planning on building with a few. The next thing I knew he built it for me using a nail gun and saw to cut to size.
Then I painted it by taking some white paint I had around and diluting it a bit with some water. I did a few coats of the diluted white paint to get the perfect color on the pallet shelf. I then added the farmhouse rustic hooks to finish it off. Ta-da!
It really pulls everything together with my white rustic favorites mixed with clean white cubes to hide some out shoes.
Total Cost: Approximately $75
My Entryway Amazon Must Haves:
Would you believe me that each of these entryway storage solutions was under $150? That would include the cube system with the cubes, wall hooks for jackets, and the carpet runner.