The entryway of any house is the busiest place in the home, and if you have kids… well chaos can ensue on any given morning. I would love to have a contractor come in and build me a custom entry/mud room, but that just aint gonna happen folks… So we found for you some DIY entryway ideas, on a budget, to help bring some order back into your home. Whether it’s backpacks and homework, keys and bills dropped on the entry table, or you just want an orderly place to greet guests, try one of these projects out in your house! Feeling less chaotic yet? :)




Melissa from ‘320 Sycamore‘ made this DIY entryway solution herself, and inexpensively! Easy tutorial with photos, and I love the buckets for each child below!

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From Staci at ‘Random Sweetness‘, this rustic entryway bench was made from reclaimed wood. Check out how they made it… they were lucky enough to get their hands on old barn wood, but any reclaimed wood will work, provided it hasn’t been treated with chemicals… your kids are going to use this, right? :)



Perhaps you don’t have a true entry, and you just want a pretty place to drop your keys and welcome friends… Well then, this entryway table from ‘House of Smith“s’ is just for you! Love the decor, and I personally love sunburst mirrors… elegant, a little retro, but fresh too… In fact, we are making one right now for our master bedroom makeover… Watch for it!



This board and batten DIY hook wall, by ‘The DIY Mommy‘ is a mom’s dream come true… No more jackets on the floor and lost backpacks! Good step by step tutorial.



From ‘A Beautiful Mess‘… Does this DIY mudroom get any easier? What a simple concept, yet really clever. Two boards, some hooks and some wood boxes. You can even get wood boxes at Home Depot these days. Paint or stain the color of your choice…



Easy and cheap entryway idea from ‘Elle Interior‘… Paint a reclaimed pallet any color, add hooks, hang on the wall. Make sure your pallet does not have chemicals in the wood…



The Creativity Exchange‘ had only 5 inches of space to work with in a narrow mudroom… they created what looks like a built in, but is really just a clever mudroom solution for any DIY’er!



Lastly, we found this family command center idea on ‘All Parenting‘… An entry shelf with hooks (you could use one of the tutorials above!) with dry erase boards and calendars to keep track of the daily schedules, and other little organizing goodies…


Did you get some great DIY entryway ideas? You might also want to visit our posts on Entryway Makeovers and 50 Ways to Organize Your Home! Also check out our post on DIY Mudroom Ideas on our sister site, OhMeOhMy!

Image Credits: Random Sweetness, 320 Sycamore, House of Smiths, DIY Mommy, Beautiful Mess, Elle Interior, Creativity Exchange, All Parenting


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  1. Preston Davis September 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Love the pictures on the clips by a beautiful mess, definitely my favorite here but the others are good too!

  2. riley November 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    i love the last one!! The calenders are a marvelous idea.


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