Today I want to share with you how easy it is to create a functional small entry space that has everything you need in one handy spot. I’ve been helping my bestie get her new apartment in order and this entry project was one of the things we knocked off her to do list.
Why is it that apartments always have a coat closet clear across the room? They’re never anywhere near the entrance door. So we decided to create a functional space that didn’t require having to walk across the carpeted area just to hang up a coat or take off muddy boots.
I don’t know about you but I’d rather hang my handbag and coat on a peg any day rather than use a hanger. I think it not only looks decorative but it’s much easier and more apt to get done. When I have to put it on a hanger it just seems like more work.
The best part is she already had the shelf, so we just had to make a few minor adjustments (angle the corners to fit behind the door) to make it work. I took my handy dandy tool box over and we had it attached to the wall in no time.
The funnest part was decorating the shelf. She found artwork that her brother had made and a few plants to liven up the spot and the basket on the floor is the perfect spot to drop scarfs, the dog leash, and small items to keep track of.
We’ve been on a mission making things for her new place, so I’ll be back to show you what all can be done with salvaged wood and a little creativeness. No matter what we do together it’s always a hilarious time.
We’ve been besties from the age of 10, we can finish each others sentences, we lived together through high school, and never seem to drift apart. I bet there’s not many people out there that have had the same best friend for 40 years.
So stay tuned to see what else we’ve come up with. We’re finding great ways to use free pallets to decorate small spaces and make the space look rustic and unique. I’m sure her neighbors think we’re crazy hauling all the free wood up to her apartment.