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Homemade Entryway Storage Bench

By: Jzbowmannz from instructables.com
Homemade Entryway Storage Bench
Homemade Entryway Storage Bench
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Get organized with this practical, yet stylish, Homemade Entryway Storage Bench. This DIY project idea maximizes storage space while also adding to the ambiance of your home. This DIY bench is a simple box with open lid, and the top of the lid is the sitting area. It's perfect right near the door so that kids (and adults too) can sit down while taking their shoes off or putting them on. This DIY storage bench is a great place to store extra coats, hats, gloves, and scarves as well. Organize your entryway with this functional DIY idea.

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects

Intermediate

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This storage bench looks pretty simple to make, although it says that it is "intermediate". I would think you could easily modify the size to custom fit any space in your home. You could also paint the bench any color you want. I like the idea of being able to make it your own style too by customizing it in a number of ways. One could even add small, but strong casters to be able to roll it around if needed.

This is a wonderful idea, because almost all the store bought entry hall or mud room benches are either too expensive or the wrong size! Making this yourself ensures it will fit just right! Another option is to leave the front open, and insert baskets, or even shelves for faster access and a more informal look. That way, one kid can be seated taking off their boots, while another kid can be looking below for theirs! Super idea!

Speaking about modifying it to fit the space... I want one of these at the foot of our queen-size bed. It can catch our comforter and provide a place were we can sit down to pull off our shoes. It would also provide much needed storage space for extra linens.I'd probably add a cushion on top that coordinates with our bedroom decor! Oh the places you'll go!

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