How to Build an Entryway Kids Locker

Since school has started and all three of my children are going to be in school.  I knew that I needed a more dedicated area for their school things. I love this idea of them having a cubbie/locker just like at school. Perhaps the familiarity will inspire them to use it as intended. I have a place in each locker for their bag and a jacket to hang up, along with a pair or two of shoes at the bottom. If you need measurements, check out these plans for a kid's locker. Supplies to build these DIY Storage Lockers for your entryway: 2- 1" x 12" x 8' 1- 1" x 12" x 6' 1- 1" x 12" x 4" 2- 1" x 2" x 8' 1- 1" x 3" x 4' 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood, or similar. (mine was thinner, I couldn't find 1/4" plywood.) 2" Screws 2 inch Finishing Nails Circular Saw Drill Wood Glue, I … [Read more...]

Decorate Your Entryway and Foyer For Fall

If you're like me, your front entryway and foyer have been decorated for Halloween for the last few weeks. Now it's time to take down the spiderwebs, bats and spooky ghosts and replace them with Fall foliage, pumpkins and cornucopias. It's Fall, y'all! Today I'll give you some ideas to use in your foyer or on your front porch. I love a large embroidery hoop! You can buy them at any craft store. If you're an avid thrift store shopper you can find them in thrift stores for a fraction of the cost. Adding your monogram to some burlap is a genius way to decorate your door for Fall! Life as a Thrifter gives us the deets on this fab entryway door. A vintage window and a handful of white pitchers set the tone for this crisp, clean looking foyer look. Have you seen the new … [Read more...]

Mudrooms – Entry Way Storage and Organization

{Better Homes and Gardens} Have you dreamed about a separate room to house all the coats, shoes, backpack, etc. etc. that your family brings home? I dream of a mudroom that looks fabulous but still meets all my families needs.  Mudrooms have become more than just a place to hang your coat.  What about adding a potting bench, desk or even a sewing machine. {Better Homes and Gardens} You can squeeze a practical mudroom into tiny spaces like: entryways Hallways closets Pantry or even a free standing Armoire Using the items you have like mirrors, hooks, baskets, and even a chair or bench.  Even  a tiny entry could do, by hanging a mirror, install a small shelf under the mirror and place a bench under the shelf with a basket under the bench.   Squeezing and stacking … [Read more...]