We needed some organization around here. I’m missing our back entryway in our previous home with a place for everyone to drop their junk! Our rental has a tiny entryway that is actually part of our living room and I’m trying to come up with some creative methods to keep everything somewhat orderly.
I loved the wood wall pockets at Ballard, but $119 for 4 pockets??
I took my first trip to a thrift store here and was thrilled when I found this dirty cherry wood organizer for $6:
I cleaned it up, took off the previous labels (it looks like it was in a doctor’s office) and used some trusty de-glosser that I had packed away from our move. It’s been a trusty friend on many projects. After de-glossing I spray painted it a cream color. Use lots of light coats rather than one or two heavy ones.
The most expensive part of the project was the adhesive metal bookplates at Staples. They were $5 for a 3 pack, but I loved them and think they were worth it.
Total: $6 for the wood organizer at DI (a thrift store in Utah), can of spray paint 3.75, and the bookplates from Staples $10 = about $20. Working on another project in the entryway to show you soon!