These Entryway Makeovers Just Flew to the Top of Our to Do List!

Guests will be stunned as they walk through your door

By Hometalk Highlights

BEFORE

Do you have a space that is just not working for you? For us, it was our mudroom

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I added some wall boards

These wall boards are white washed hardwood and are from Weber Lumber.

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Next up, wallpaper

I love it because it has just enough blue to add color to this space while keeping the “vintage” feel.

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Here's the $59 cabinet that started it all

I loved the functionality of the shelf, but I still felt like it still looked like a “shelf.”

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I added some reclaimed wood

I actually had some wood boards leftover from my headboard, and I added them to finish the bench.

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The AFTER

The last thing I did was add a little molding to both sides of the wood boards to make it look finished.

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Building the bench

We built up the bench using a plywood frame.

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The shelves

To add the shelving, we started by adding 2x3's (use a level!) and securing to the wall.

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Entryway mudroom makeover - almost there

Before we painted, we made sure the shelves fit between the 2x3s

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Added some paint and the shelves and viola!

The AFTER: So much easier to keep organized!

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Foyer Makeover

This tiny front foyer was the perfect blank canvas to have some fun.

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Love our new modern foyer!

In this case, the tile work is my focal point so I wanted to keep everything else simple.

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I needed this space to work harder for us!

I was tired of coming home to see piles of boots, shoes, jackets - so I decided to makeover the coat closet.

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I found and marked the studs

I then cut a 2x4 to size and screwed it to the studs along the back wall and each side of the closet.

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Installing the bench

I placed the planks on the 2x4 cleat I had just installed and then nailed them to the 2x4s underneath.

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Adding stability and storage

For the side storage, I anchored 1x2 cleats to the studs, then added 1x12 shelves. Baskets are from IKEA

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AFTER: Our new entryway closet!

As you can see the entryway is more organized and useful. I'm very pleased with how this turned out.

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Before: Our basement mudroom

This is how the space started 2 years ago at the beginning of the renovation.

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DIY Basement Mudroom Area

We replaced the window with a larger one & the door with a full lite. We also replaced studs and added drywall.

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Painting and flooring: what a difference!

We ripped up the tile, leveled the floor with concrete leveler, and laid luxury vinyl plank flooring.

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DIY Basement Mudroom Area

We used scrap wood from shelving we tore out of the garage area to build this easy bench with cubbies.

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AFTER!

This space went from dark and cramped to bright and airy and serves as a space to drop all of our dirty boots and jackets.

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