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Get Organized with a Bright and Colorful Entryway!

Get Organized and use bright fun colors in your entry.

With the beginning of Fall and school starting, getting organized makes life so much easier.

And one of the places that can get messiest fast is the entryway. I love lockers, but they can be expensive, so I thought it would be fun to make a little entryway solution with Command Strips and wood plaques.

Here’s how to make this easy and colorful entryway:

  • I bought some wood plaques from Hobby Lobby. They have a bunch of different sizes and shapes.

  • Then I spray painted the plaques in different colors.

  • I hung the wood plaques on the wall with Command Picture Strips at different heights.

  • I also added a little table by the door and a tray to collect keys and other items. That way when people come in, they can hang up their jackets and bags by the door and they can put their keys on the tray.

  • Another thing I did was I put a flower pot by the door for umbrellas and boots. I love the bright color of the pot with the colors in the wood plaque.

Now I have a colorful entry way that is pretty as well as functional!


How do YOU organize your entryway?

Share your ideas in the comments — I would love to see them!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!


Also — Scotch is having a Pinterest contest – you can win a crafting cruise for you AND a friend.

Be sure to check it out!

Thanks to Command Strips for the product and opportunity to make this project. I really do love their products. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I finally got around to doing this with my kids. We used acrylic paint and created playroom organizers.http://www.messforless.net/2012/09/diy-playroom-organizers.html

  2. the entryway of a house is just like the cover of a book: you cannot help but judge! I love these colorful pieces, I think they’d look very fresh in almost any house!

  3. Those colors are beautiful! I love your idea. Thanks for sharing. I should get those wood plaques today. I can’t wait to make my own.

  4. This is such a great idea! Totally in love with all the bright colors :) We turned a useless corner behind our bedroom door to a mini mudroom (how2home.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/how-to-mini-mud-room/) hope you’ll love it as much as we do :)

    • What an amazing space. I love how you turned that little corner into such a efficient space. It looks fabulous!!


  5. Your entryway looks great! I love the bright colors {and that bag!}. I totally need to redo my entryway because it is completely non-functional.

    • I know!! Aren’t they fun? They are new and come in different sizes. I am excited to use them for all kinds of projects!


    • Thanks Shannon —

      I think it makes such a difference to have an organized place for things :) Good luck with your entry!


  6. Great job Jen! I love how much function and color you gave this little corner!

    • Thanks Cheryl!!! I love the bright colors – they lift my spirits. Thanks for commenting — you are amazing!!


  7. This is a great way to curb all that “stuff” the kids (not to mention husband – I am NEVER the culprit) bring in each day. Love adding interest with the different shaped frames and hooks. This would be a fun project to do with kids. Must pin this!

  8. Love this! I had no idea that 3M sold all clear hooks. The new possibilities are endless!

  9. Cute! Did you reinforce the Command strips? Mine have never been strong enough to hold a bag or a coat.

    • Hi LJ!

      Yes, I put a couple of the biggest picture hanging strips on the back of the plaques. But it might be smart to nail them in and use the command hooks on the front, if you are going to be hanging very heavy stuff on the wall.


  10. Great job jen! Love the idea to use a big pot for umbrellas!

  11. Hey, girlie! I’ve been having problems viewing the photos on the TT&J blog for a couple of weeks now. Sometimes they’ll upload all the way, but sometimes only the top half of the photos show. Don’t know if it’s me or the server?? I can see the first pic today, and it looks awesome! :)

    • Oh no – thanks for letting me know Amanda. I will see if I can figure that out. Have a great day my friend!!


  12. Love your bag! Where did get it?


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