31 Days to a More Organized Life ~ Day 7 (Entry Way)

Ok, so now onto organizing things in the home!

One of the things I am most excited about with the new house is the long empty wall as you enter the front door. While this wasn’t written on my “must have” list it was something I was looking for. Why you ask? Because I have wanted to have one of these in my home since I started seeing them on Pinterest.

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Ultimately, I would love for this piece to organize all of our scarfs, gloves, hats, umbrellas, sun glasses, keys, purses, diaper bag, etc… Thinking about eventually being a family of four, I want everyone to have their own space. At the same time, I don’t want it to look cluttered.

I have started to brainstorm how we can put one of these together. After playing around with Photoshop, I came up with this. Each of us would get 2-3 shelves in the cabinet as well as a basket under the bench. IKEA has great add on like drawers, shelves and trays. I also discovered rod iron hooks with letters and think it would be adorable to each have our own personal hook for purses, bags and backpacks.

Each cabinet is $180/each (IKEA), 1×5 cubes $59.99/each (IKEA), Wainscot Panneling $79.99/8ft (Home Depot) and baskets $16.99/each (IKEA). This total for this would be around $645 which is a little pricey so we may try to alter a few things. I am not sure about the white or the overhead bins and may do a nice mirror and shelf with picture frames instead.

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I was thinking of making one of these for inside the cabinets to hold all of my sunglasses. I probably can’t use a picture frame since it may hit the shelves inside but something thinner would do just the trick. 
I also want to put hooks on the cabinets inside for lanyards and keys so they are out of the way. 

I also found this on Pinterest and thought it would be so cute in an actual mud room. I just had to share because it is such an easy DIY project. Michaels has these wooden crates and after a little paint and sturdy nails, vola, you have storage with character. We may do this in the garage by the door for rain boots!

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That wraps up day #7 for me! Check back tomorrow where I will be showing you are linen closet and how to creatively use those TP and paper towel rolls to make things a little more organized! 

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