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Custom Entryway Closet

The very last room in our house to have zero updates was our entryway closet. Everything was shoved in the bottom or hung on the single wire rack. We’ve done a custom bedroom closet, custom nursery closet, custom craft closet and a custom pantry already, so we decided to do a custom entryway closet.

This entryway closet has a custom closet system with shelving and a rod, plus bins and hooks for storage. The exact dimensions will only work for us, but you can easily copy the idea for your home!

Our Simple DIY Custom Entryway Closet

Original Entryway Before

We started with demolition. Wire shelving is icky and non-functional, so we ripped that out and patched all the holes with spackle.

Entryway demolition

Then we painted the walls with Behr’s Urban Raincoat, the lighter color we used on the geometric door we did in the nursery.

Once that was done, we had a blank slate to create custom shelving.

We used 1″x12″ boards and created a divider with a top shelf and two lower shelves.

Entryway closet system

The boards were held together with a Kreg pocket holes and rested on wood brackets on the walls.

entryway closet makeover

Here are 24 DIY wooden closet system ideas!

Accessorizing the Closet

We built custom bins for the lower shelves and upper shelves. We’re going to bring the tutorial for that to you on Wednesday, so check back!

DIY wooden bins in top of closet
DIY wooden bins in bottom of closet

We also built hook racks for hats and cleaning equipment. The hat rack we hung on the wall and the other rack we hung in the corner of the closet to hang our broom, duster, etc.

DIY wooden hooks for hats in an entrycloset
DIY wooden hooks for hats in an entrycloset

There’s really nothing better than a custom closet system. It makes everything so much more functional and useable. You can fit much more stuff and in a better way with a custom closet.

entryway closet makeover
entryway closet makeover

Go make one today and take us in your pics!

entryway closet makeover before and after

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Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Great idea. Need to do this in our downstairs entry closet.


Saturday 6th of February 2021

Omg, I love this diy. Excellent job. Wow, wow, wow!

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