The beginning of a new year and the coming of spring always brings out the organization bug in me – does it you too? This project was actually completed a while ago but I thought it might help if you were looking for some simple and inexpensive ways to help organize your drop zone or the entryway in your home. My total cost was under $10 – $3 or less for each hook, a scrap piece of wood, and a $1 yard sale find mirror.
While I would love to have a dedicated “mudroom”, I am thankful for this tiled hall area at the entrance of our home. When we bought our house almost 12 years ago we had this ceramic tile installed from the front door up to the edge of that wall and into the 1/2 bathroom behind that door. Best thing we ever did! I love having an easy to clean area at the front door and the tile was a huge improvement to the small piece of laminate that was at the front door and the CARPET in the bathroom (just gross!).
But the one thing it was still lacking was storage for jackets, book bags, tote bags, and shoes. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this idea much sooner but this past fall I decided to do something easy that would help solve the backpack/jacket pile that accumulated here after I picked up my nieces and nephew from school.
I had this space in between these 2 doors which was perfect for installing some hooks! So I picked up 3 hooks from Home Depot for $2-3 each and grabbed a piece of 2×3 wood out of the scrap pile in the garage. I cut the wood to fit in between the door frames, painted it white, and then screwed it into the wall. This gave a base and a bit of anchor for the hooks and also added a bit of character. Then I installed the hooks straight into the wood.
I found a mirror in my yard sale décor stash that I loved but just hadn’t found a spot for and hung it above the hooks.
I just love this mini mudroom spot now! Even when nothing is hung from it, it still adds décor and character to our home. In our next house I would love to have 2 rows of hooks with maybe 5-6 hooks and maybe a cute DIY bench with storage for shoes underneath.
I thought it would only get used when my nieces and nephews are here but I find that I love a space to hang my own purse, tote bag, or jacket as well.
So do you need to add some storage or organization to your entryway? Maybe look for a spot that you can add some hooks. It’s a simple less than an hour weekend project that could help add a lot of organization to your home!