18 October 2011

entryway inspiration








am loving this whole collection (fifty-five pics!) of entryway storage ideas on shelterness.

what is your entryway must-have? our backdoor leads right into the kitchen, so it's a little tricky playing double duty of mudroom and dining area. so far we have a sturdy basket for shoes, a bench (mini picnic table) for putting on benji's shoes (and eating around when little friends come play) and a coatrack we picked up from a garage sale this summer. am still hunting for awesome hooks and / or artwork. with winter right around the corner, i want to be plenty prepared for coats and wet boots galore.

7 comments:

summer said...

this is just my problem too, mart- the backdoor (which is totally the family door) comes straight into my tiny kitchen. where do the shoes go?! i still don't know. but time to get problem solvy before it is snowy. thanks for these pretty ideas! the framed pinboards remind me of you. if anyone can rock a board, it's you. :)

Audrey said...

I love the functionality of each of these spaces. I'm a fan of using every square inch of your house, especially when you have small spaces. The trick is how to make it still look good... Thanks for sharing!

Cat said...

I also have a back door in my kitchen and I have found that I need a carpet (even in the summer) I hate walking on a wet floor!

Shannon @ A Mom's Year said...

Lots and lots of hooks! And shoe storage areas. With six of us, the shoes can get out of control in a hurry. I saw a great idea on another blog (I forgot which one...nuts) where she took an old bookcase and repurposed it as a shoe holder. I have two baskets on top: one for dog leashes and one for loose items like dance shoes and knee pads that the kids might have to grab in a hurry. I haven't painted mine yet, but I will some day....

I love the cabinet with the "boys" and "girls" labels. I wonder if it was custom made?

{natalie} said...

our garage comes into our kitchen so it's a high space with a bathroom and pantry on either sides. i have installed hooks on the back door for my purse, camera bag and the kids back packs. i think i'm going to look for a boot tray that we can leave out most of the winter. we will see.

Murano Chandeliers said...

It's like the boys room. There are hanging clothes and stuffs everywhere. If you can't beat them join them. Good idea!

Travelin'Oma said...

Notice where everything gets dropped or piled and make it official with hooks or shelves. Buy coats that are the colors of your kitchen and hang them around the windows as substitute drapes!

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