DIY Small Entryway

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Our entryway has literally been empty for the longest time. O, and by entryway I mean a tiny 45 inch wall between the front door and and the living room front window. We do have the card catalog “entry table” also in the living room entryway area that you can see {here}, but I also wanted to create a DIY small entryway right by the door as well for hanging keys & jackets. It all started when I stumbled upon a lovely piece of art at Home Goods this weekend.

DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
My little obsession with rabbits continues. Actually, Mr. LMB spotted this guy hiding on a shelf & picked it up & told me I needed him. For $20 I couldn’t pass it up! I had no idea where we were going to hang it until I got home & was greeted once again by the empty wall by the front door…

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I didn’t intentionally take this photo for a before photo for this DIY, but I happen to take it of this window I picked up the other day at an antique store that was just sitting by the front door. You see how boring this spot was? Super lame.

DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
Before we hung up the art I knew that I wanted to make some kind of coat rack for below the piece. I actually had a board in my garage that happened to be the same length as the art already.. score! I stained it with Minwax special walnut & mounted 4 coat hooks that I picked up at Lowes. Super simple!

DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
DIY small entryway - lizmarieblog.com
I am thinking of adding some kind of table or something below setting on the floor, but we will save that for another day. For now I’m super content with this lovely little wall in our house now that is no longer lifeless & dull. Do you have a small entry space like this somewhere in your home? What did you do with the space? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you! Be sure to also find me on Facebook & Instagram to chat. 


Comments

  1. Carol Pitts says:

    Adorable!!! Would you mind sharing where you picked up Peter Cotton Tail?

  2. This is great. Had my sister-in-love make me a great wood backing and eclectic coat rack hanger, and I’ve yet to figure out where to put it, or what to do with that awkward space between our door and dining room area. With a piece of artwork like this above it and the rack hung low, I like that it feel finished without just feeling like a “junk” spot. Thanks for the great idea!

    • You are so very welcome Britt! I know what you mean about a “junk spot” haha. I hope this helps you & I’m sure your new spot will be perfect!! Thanks for stopping by & leaving comment! xx

  3. Adorable! ..I had other plans this morning but now I’m off to Home Goods. Thanks for sharing the cutest entry way.

  4. It’s the cutest rabbit that’s for sure, I love it paired with the coat rack…great idea!

  5. I love your curtains! Where are they from?

    • Hey Jacalynn! I actually made them out of drop cloths… I should probably blog about that since they have been up for about a year. Hope this helps! xx

  6. Okay, you did not find that charming rabbit for $20! That’s awesome, Liz! You have to love Home Goods! Great finds! Loving the entry way!! xo

  7. So cute and a very creative use of a tiny space!

  8. This is so stinkin’ cute I cant stand it, Liz! Love!!!

  9. Sarah Rogers says:

    This may be a dumb question, but what did you put on the back of your coat hanger to hang it? I just made one recently, but it won’t hold up to heavy coats. Thanks!

    • Not a dumb question at all! A metal claw picture hanger on each side with some anchored screws in the wall should do! Or you could do loop rings on the back… The thing I always do for heavy things is anchored screws in the wall. What you hang on them after that shouldn’t matter. I hope this helps!!! xx

  10. I have the exact same sort of entryway, and I have done something very similar. I took an new cedar fence board, cut it to size, sanded it, stained it, added a little wax, and screwed in some vintage wire hooks. It holds a ton of backpacks, jackets, and bags. I found an amazing (and huge) round metal mirror hanging from thick rope at Homegoods and hung it above the hook rack. It is tiny, but functions perfectly. It goes to show that you don’t need a large space to be functional :) I love yours too!

  11. Sharing on my fb page today! Such a cute idea!

  12. Great use of a small space! We have a small area when you walk in our door, but there isn’t really a spot for a table or anything like that. I do have room for a few hooks and some art though, so I may need to try this!

  13. Hi, I think that I saw you visited my blog thus I came to “return the favor”.I am attempting to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  14. Just so so lovely….LOVE

  15. If you don’t mind, I would also include a boot/shoe tray where you place that pair of boots. The way it is right now is pretty, but it is not practical if you have kids or people constantly coming in and out with muddy shoes, especially during the snowy or rainy weather. That carpet wouldn’t stand a chance in most houses. I really enjoy following all your posts on g+ and blog.

  16. Such a fantastic idea! This adds icing to a plain cake. We are also planning on hanging a coat rack up in a large white space but I’ve been hesitant. Now I know what to do!

  17. By the way, I love the rug by the door. Where did you find it?

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