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  1. Entryway Storage and Organizer

    Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area. It's a handsome organizer that you can build in a day.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Entryway Floor Tile Installation

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    Slide floor tile under door casings for the cleanest appearance. Cutting the casing bottom is easy with a handsaw.

  2. Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways

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    Give the front of your home curb appeal by adding a trellis, arbor and low wall. These projects are all low-cost and easy enough to do yourself. This simple entryway face-lift will make your home more inviting and add value when it comes time to sell.

  3. How to Install Marble Tile Floor: A Tumbled Stone Entryway

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    A tumbled marble medallion adds a distinctive tile feature to any room. The medallion is preassembled, so it's easy to install and makes a tile floor that's durable and beautiful. This story shows tiling an entryway , but you can use the same techniques in a bathroom or kitchen with equally dramatic results.

  4. How to Build a Drywall Arch

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    Converting a plain entryway into a curved arch is a great way to give a room a new look and feel. In this article, we’ll show you the best way to do it. This technique will work on any interior entryway . Whether you’re remodeling a room or just looking for a weekend improvement, this project adds interest and character.

  5. Create a Sleek and Simple Coat Rack and Hat Rack

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    Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour. Use the types of hooks that fit the items you want to hang.

  6. Mud-Busting Boot Scrape

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    Build this handy boot scraper yourself in less than two hours. Now you can clean your muddy boots hands-free and help keep your entryway clean. Works great on snow clogged boots as well.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Easy-Care Entryway : Replacing Carpet With Tile

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    FromBobVila.com

    You never know why a previous homeowner made the decorating decisions they did, but sometimes you just have to scratc...

  2. Cool Lighting – 10 Outdoor Lighting Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Lighting the outside of your home is just as important as lighting the inside. And the same principles apply—you want to provide a combination of overall, task, and accent lighting. Overall lighting will illuminate general areas like driveways and entryways , enhancing safety and security. Task ...

  3. Landscape Lighting - 10 Enchanting Solutions for Your Landscape - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Lighting the outside of your home is just as important as lighting the inside. And the same principles apply—you want to provide a combination of overall, task, and accent lighting. Overall lighting will illuminate general areas like driveways and entryways , enhancing safety and security. Task ...

  4. Entryway Blues? 5 Ways to Dress Up Your Front Door

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    FromBobVila.com

    Ostensibly, a home’s front door is there for one reason and one reason only: to let people come and go while keeping ...

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Blog Posts

  1. 10 DIY Entryways You Can Build

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    FromAna-White.com

    Follow Ana on Pinterest! Have your kids gone back to school? If you are anything like me, the added back packs and ballet flats and lunch boxes and homework folders are really starting to cramp your entryway , eh? And we've just got one school aged child! One of the things we did in our home that has made a huge difference in the entryway clutter was to build a mudroom locker system Awesome Idea #1 Hillary Tall Locker For a smaller space, I love Hillary's locker system because it's narrower, but with added height. The cubby drawers are perfect for storing things like keys and accessories, or you could leave them open and use the cubbies for mail slots. Special thanks to Hillary from The Friendly Home for building and sharing! Awesome Idea #2 Easiest Upholstered Bench Sometimes, you just need a comfy spot to take stubborn boots off, or tie kintergartener's shoes. This Easiest Upholstered Bench was made by Katie Sommer and I love the bold stripes with nail head detail! Can you believe those are 2x4s??? The construction diagrams are here to help you build the 2x4 base. Awesome Idea #3 Fresh Home Locker Cabinet A while back, Fresh Home magazine asked me to put together a locker system that is freestanding for them. I loved how this project turned out, moveable like a bookshelf, but functional like an entryway ! Plans are here. And we even made a bitty sized one too! Those plans are here. These beautiful photos were taken by my friend Cassy Bartch. Awesome Idea #4 Shanty Hall Tree Need a beautiful hall tree for guest to hang their coats on? I love this hall tree built by Whitney and Ashley of Shanty2Chic for their sister! It's got the perfect amount of storage to hide shoes, a wide bench for guest to remove footwear, and you can place hooks just about anywhere to make hanging coats and accessories super easy. And might I add, what a beautiful piece to greet guests with! You can find the plans here. Awesome Idea #5 Kids Rolling Cubby Locker Look what you can get out of one sheet of plywood! For the Haven Conferenc in 2012 I built this kids rolling locker unit live in front of an audience out of one sheet of plywood! If I can do this in heels (a very dumb idea BTW!) you certainly can too! I love the size of this one and how the hooks are right at kiddos height. Would also make a very cute dress up station! Find the plans here. Awesome Idea #6 Lockers for 5 Need storage for five? My friend Jaime from That's My Letter modified a few of my plans to make this amazing locker system for five! Jaime even made these personalized bins to match! Jaime's got all the details plus links to all the plans she used here - check it out! Awesome Idea #7 Braden Entryway System Art in the entyway, anyone? I love how beautiful this entryway system is, built by Bowers8307. And if white is a better color - what do you think of Jaime's DIY entry cubbies? You can find the base plans here and the hutch plans here. Awesome Idea #8 Mimi's Hall Tree Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin built this stunning hall tree to donate for a charity auction! Lucky person that took it home! And lucky for you, Mimi was also generous enough to let me share the full plans with you here! Awesome Idea #9 Modular Locker System Need a customized solution for your entryway ? I love how Gina from Lady Goats got exactly what her family needed by DIYing this blue entryway system!!! You can find all the plans here. Awesome Idea #10 Ana's Smiling Mudroom And here's my mudroom! My sister recently complimented me on it saying it's her favorite piece in my entire house! You can find the full plans here. read more

  2. Ideas for redoing an entryway ?

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    FromPosts tagged: door

    This is a picture of the front entry on the house we just bought. It's about as un-Feng Shui as you can get! Instead of being a functional, inviting feature it looks more like a sad afterthought.  The door itself was painted with a flat band-aid colored paint that shows every scuff and mark, the ...

  3. 3 Drawer Open Shelf Simple Entryway Console

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    FromAna-White.com

    Plans for entryway console by Ana-White.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Hello DIY Friends! Man, do we ever have a treat for you today!!! My friend  Jaime from That's My Letter  wanted to add more storage to her entryway , so she asked me to draw plans for a console.  She really liked the style of the  Pottery Barn Samantha Console , but needed something taller, and a little more budget friendly.  I think  Jaime  totally "nailed" this one, don't you??? I especially love these drawers with a concealed bottom center mount drawer slide that  Jaime guarantees are a cinch to install! Of course plans follow - but before you check them out, please stop over and  read Jaime's building post and check out lots more photos and details! Thanks Jaime! XO Ana + Fam Materials and Tools Shopping List:  1 sheet of 3/4” plywood cut into 2 strips 8 feet long x 15-3/4” wide, and remaining strip is 14-1/4” wide (for shelves) 1 sheet (4’x8’) 1/4” plywood or paneling for back 5 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 4 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long 1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long Edge banding on front edge of plywood 1-1/4” pocket hole screws 1-1/4” and 3/4” finish nails 3 - 13” Bottom center mount drawer slides (these slides are recommended) Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw jigsaw nailer sander Cut List Cut List:  1 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 46-1/2” (top) 2 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 35-1/4” (sides) 1 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 45” (bottom) 1 - 1x4 @ 45" (back support) 3 - 1x2 @ 45” 2 - 1x2 @ 5-3/4” 2 - 1x2 @ 15-3/4” 1 - 1x2 @ 48” 2 - 1x4 @ 15-3/4” 1 - 1x4 @ 48” 1 - 1/4” plywood @ 46-1/2” x 36” DRAWER 6 - 1x4 @ 12” 6 - 1x4 @ 12-1/2” 3 - 1x6 @ 13-3/4” - cut to fit 3 - 1/4" plywood @ 13 1/2" x 12 1/2" SHELVES 2 - 3/4” plywood @ 14-1/4” x 45” (cut 1/4” shorter if using shelf pins) 4 - 1x2 @ 45 Step 1 Start by building the main box for the console. NOTE: It's a good idea to drill 3/4" pocket holes facing forward along underside of bottom shelf for attaching the front footer in later steps. Step 2 Attach back 1x4 (shown with 1x2 but Jaime recommends a 1x4 instead - this is updated in cut list) to give you something to attach drawer slides to. Step 3 Build the front face frame and attach to front of console, inset and flush to front. Step 4 Trim out top edges of top with 1x2s - I recommend cutting these to fit. TIP: For an even nicer finish, consider mitering corners at 45 degrees. Step 5 Attach base boards around bottom. Jaime recommends using a roll of tape for the curved pattern. Step 6 It's always a good idea to build drawer boxes to fit openings and spec with the drawer slides. Adjust to fit as necessary. Step 7 For bottom center mount drawer slides, Jaime recommends adding the last remaining 1x2 on the inside of the front, as shown below, to give you something to attach drawer slides to. Install drawer slides and drawer, with front inset 3/4" to allow for the drawer face to be inset. Jaime provides lots more details here on installing and adjusting bottom center mount drawer slides. Step 8 Attach the drawer faces with an 1/8" gap around all sides to the drawer boxes. Step 9 Attach back with glue and finish nails or staples. Step 10 Trim front of shelves with 1x2s (can be done with pocket holes) and add to inside of console. Shelves can be fixed or adjustable with shelf pin holes. Step 11 Jaime opted to frame out bottom with partitions to fit baskets - get more details here on how she did that. Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. May I Suggest a Finish? Vintage Gray/Brown Stain on Pine Easiest Stain Ever with Minwax Stain Cloths Whitewash Stained Finish   1 of 9 ››

  4. Modular Family Entryway Mudroom System - Pullout Rolling Bench Cart

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    FromAna-White.com

    Free plans to build a pullout rolling entryway mudroom bench. Tucks away neatly when not in use, rolls out for sitting down to pull boots off! Free plans from Ana-White.com Handmade from this plan >> Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all! No ...

  5. I Think I May Have Decorated Something. Weird.

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    FromDIY Diva

    For the last three years my concept of “decorating” has been limited to compulsively saving things to my Pinterest boards. Because, you know, I’ve been in a constant state of...

  6. Modular Locker - Single Locker

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    FromAna-White.com

    Build your own modular locker family entryway system for way less! Free plans for single locker cabinet from ana-white.com Handmade from this plan >> Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all! No brag posts have been found yet. Have you built this ...

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