Small Space Entry Idea

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingToday 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. 

Small Space Entry Wall Before Blank WallWhy 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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingI 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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingThe 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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingThe 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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingWe’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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingWe’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. 

Small Space Entry Idea, Great For Apartment LivingSo 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. 


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  1. This gives me a great idea for our garage door entry. It comes right into the breakfast room and I have struggled with it for quite a while.


    1. Yes Judy, that would look great in your new home. Go for it girl!

  2. Love it, Dawn! It looks so nice. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you two come up with. How lovely that you’ve kept your friendship all these years!

    1. Jen we are partners in crime that’s for sure. We laugh and say our crimes are less exciting now that we’re 50 but we’re still partners.

  3. It looks great and it’s functional too. My daughter lives in a small space and you do have to get creative sometimes. Can’t wait to see more.

    1. Becky I always think people that live in small spaces are much more creative with how they do things. I love helping and it’s fun too.

  4. Cheryl Major says:

    To keep things all in one spot at the door is so handy. And it looks so nice. .You gals did a wonderful job. To have a friend for 40 years is a blessing for sure.

    1. Cheryl we’ve been partners in crime for a long time. We can finish each others sentences and do nothing but laugh when we’re together. We’ve had some wonderful times over the years.

    1. Jane yes she loves it and your right it actually functions now. We always have a good time no matter what we do together.

  5. You did an amazing job with your bestie’s entry!…Beautiful and functional and done on a budget…a winning combination!!! I am sure she loves her new space and happy that you are there to help!!!

    1. Shirley we have a fun time no matter what we do. We’ve been partners in crime for a long time.

  6. Debbie Lorson says:

    Darling shelf and you are so lucky to have a friend that long. I love the red poppy painting. : – )

    1. Debbie I just found out this week that she requested a painting of a dandelion but got a poppy instead. I had to laugh at that because they look nothing alike.

  7. logan wilhelm says:

    Like your solution to your friend’s entryway….can’t wait to see what’s next!!

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