The foyer or entryway to a home is usually the first impression your guests have when they come over. It’s often an inexpensive and budget-friendly area to remodel, since it is typically a small area. You may consider installing a durable wood or slate floor as a DIY idea to freshen this high traffic area. You can even repaint your front door an unexpected yet inviting color. Other simple and extremely low-cost updates are these repurposed storage ideas to update an entryway. These are my favorite ideas from BHG. Recycling or upcycling a flea market or garage sale finds is a fantastic way to add character and interest.
Use a collection of old mailboxes to help organize mail. Paint them in fun bold colors to add charm and personality.
This shabby chic mail storage idea is an upcycled porch railing. I wish I thought of this! What a beautiful way to organize an otherwise unsightly pile of paper (at least that’s what it is at my house).
I have an assortment of glass apothecary jars I use in my kitchen. This is also a great idea for an entryway. It’s a fabulous and beautiful way to display a collection. Apothecary jars are great investments because they are so versatile. You can use them in a bathroom or atop a mantel to display holiday decorations throughout the year.
Repurposing molding as a shelf is an unexpected upcycling idea. I love the thickness and detail of this particular piece. It adds character that a normal shelf would not have. You can find molding like this one at an architectural salvage or antique flea market.
Finally, use old shutters adding decorative brackets as a shelf for an entryway. Add hooks underneath for coats and hats for added storage. Shutters can be found at most flea markets and recycling centers like Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Photo Source: BHG