One of my goals for our home is to create spaces that are functional and beautiful. I’ve been working through our house the past few months addressing a few areas that need a little more help. One of those areas was our front entry.
We took down the original set of hooks we had by the front door before we painted the living room, as they were too big for the space after trimming out the doorway opening between the kitchen and the living room.
Now that our walls are white, I thought it would be fun to bring in some rustic style hooks to play off the white walls.
The front entry opens up into our living room and we really only use it for guests (we always use the side door through our garage), so it doesn’t need a lot of storage. We mainly need a place for people to hang their coats and the indoor/outdoor rug is large enough to hold any wets shoes or boots.
We had this beautifully weathered pallet in the garage that Dan had scavenged with worn, grayed paint on it. Dan cut a 24″ piece of it for me and I gave it a light sand to smooth any rough spots and then sealed it with a coat of clear furniture wax.
I got some simple, double pronged hooks off eBay and we added four of them along the pallet board. Dan bought these concealed flush mount hangers for installing it on the wall. You could also easily just face screw it into your studs if you wanted somethings secure and easy but the hangers allowed us to hide our screws and still get a really strong install.
Best of all, our guests now have somewhere to hang their coats!