Sprucing up the Entryway

Pin It I spent a Saturday with a few scrap pieces of wood, new coat hooks (Lowes) and some paint and came up with this:

Here is the starting point inside the front door:


Added 1"x4" strips of wood to the wall.  I used countersunk screws into the studs since I planned on attaching large coat hooks.  It probably wasn't necessary, but with my kids and their fifty pound backpacks it was worth the extra effort.  I filled the holes with wood filler, sanded and primed.


Then used two coats of Ultra White Behr Satin. 


Installed the bronze coat hooks.  I think they were about $3 each.
When visitors come over, they always comment about how interesting it is that I used a door by the front door for my coat hooks.  I didn't plan to make it look like a door, but when I look at it I see how much it does.  Cool!
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11 comments:

  1. Like this a lot!

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  2. great job. Looks like it was always there. Cozy, functional and attractive.
    Pam

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  3. There is nothing like having hooks where you need them and by the door is the perfect place.

    Thank you for sharing your foyer with us!

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  4. Very practical and functional!...Christine

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  5. Thank you very much for your kind comments. You guys are so awesome.

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  6. Great job! It is so functional and attractive.

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  7. Great idea, Karen, and very smart to alternate the heights. I'm sure you've found it practical and good looking!

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  8. Susan Rhodes11/11/12, 10:50 PM

    Fantastic idea! You are very handy. Very inspiring...

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