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Building an Organized Front Entry for $25.00

Our front entry always looked like this…. In fact sometimes, it looked worse. It was just always a mish-mosh of boots and coats. I needed an inexpensive ways to get it a little more organized and pretty looking. I new I needed to so something that would be nice but in our budget. I decided to try Building an Organized Front Entry for $25.00 using wood and hooks.

I never could figure out how in a house of five people there are 40 pair of shoes and 15 coats. I didn’t even think that we owned that many shoes… and everything kept getting thrown on the same 5 hooks and the kids couldn’t reach the coat rack, so their solution was to just chuck everything on the floor…so all we did when we came in the door was trip over the mountain of stuff on the floor.
we are in a house that doesn’t really have a dedicated front entry. The door immediately opens into the living room.
Open front entry way with front door
 My solution was to pull everything down from the wall and start over, but I needed an inexpensive solution that looked nice and could hold a lot of coats and bags. I decided to add some wood and hooks to the wall to keep it more organized. Our front closet just doesn’t hold that much.
front entry with boards and wood
 I screwed (2) 1 x 4’s into the studs and  filled the holes with white wood putty. I then painted the whole wall and lumber white, and then screwed in some vintage school house coat hooks I had found on Ebay for a few dollars each. The entire project was under $25.
Giant wall clock blue front table and wall organizer
The nice thing is now everyone has their own coat hook and a place to put their backpacks. While 50% of the time it still ends up on the floor, at least now it has  a place. 🙂 We just aren’t the kind of people that put everything in the front closet right away and this is a much easier solution for us. Building an Organized Front Entry for $25.00 was just an afternoon for me, but makes our life a little more organized and looks so much better! Our front entry has changed quite a bit, you can see how it looks here.
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  1. Looks great Jennifer…I recently did a post on making the most of a small entry foyer…check it out…love yours….and your right about the stuff still on the floor…aaahhh!!..Happy Monday, Mariaelena

  2. Great idea! We have the same issue at our house.

    Our front entry is a dumping ground even though we have a front closet.No one wants to carry their shoes to their rooms or hang their coats up.

    ~Cheers Kim

  3. Looks great! A terrific and inexpensive solution for a problem area. Love the hooks too, have some that I have used all over the house.
    Take care sweetie!

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