Eye Candy: Enviable Entryways

created at: 06/30/2011

This might come as a surprise to those of you with entryways, but some people don’t have them. Oh, sure, there’s a door, but it might swing open right into a living area. Or worse yet, it might swing open right into a living area that’s carpeted. As someone who used to own a house with just this kind of arrangement (carpet and all), let me tell you, they’re irritating. No space for people to congregate as they enter and exit. Continue Reading

Make this entry way storage unit

Pretty Handy Girl has outdone herself with this entry hall organizer. The Pottery Barn-esque unit can transform any entry hall into that ‘mud room’ you’ve always wanted. And get this, PHG tells us the entire project took only 3 days to complete and cost a mere $300 bucks. Here’s the list of supplies she used to complete the project:

2 – 1 x 10″ x 12′ pine boards
 3 – 1 x 10″ x 8′ pine boards
1 – 1 x 15″ x 8′ pine board
1 – 1 x 15″ x 4′ pine board 
2 – 4′ x 8′ pre-primed masonite bead board sheets
1 box of 2″ screws
1 box of finish nails 
6 – 1″ x 2″ x 8′ pine edging strips
1 – 8′ piece of decorative shelf moulding
1 – 8′ piece of trim moulding for the top shelf 
Primer
Paint
Caulk
Wood putty
Sandpaper
Triple Coat Hooks 
Baskets 

For the entire tutorial, head on over to Pretty Handy Girl. Continue Reading