Good morning sunshine! I’m so excited to share today’s post because we just finished my DIY drop zone in our entryway. I’ve been dreaming about doing this from the first day we saw the house back in May and I’m just so excited to finally see this come to life. My dad and I worked on it all day yesterday and it was such a fun project. And it totally transformed this space–now it feels like a real foyer/entryway! Here’s how it looked before:
And here’s how it looks now:
Quite a change, right?! I can’t get over how much better this little corner looks now. It was lifeless before and now it’s one of the cutest spots in the whole house. Plus it’s functional too!
So doing this DIY drop zone was actually super easy. We started by removing all of the closet hardware and then building a simple base around the closet where the bench seat would go. My dad is a total pro at this stuff, so I mostly watched him work! But you can see the base he screwed to the wall. We made the front board the natural oak to match the bench.
Once that was completed, we put the bench into place. My closet was fairly deep, so we had to use two separate pieces of refinished 1×12 oak to make it work. But you can barely tell that it isn’t one solid piece! Once those were in place he nailed everything down nice and tight. Next we did shiplap on the back, which was super simple. (We bought the shiplap at Home Depot!) We also changed out the light fixture for this black lantern.
I love how this DIY drop zone turned out so much! And it’s so cool to see something I’ve had in my mind for months finally come to fruition. This is such a cute spot now and thankfully we have a mud room, so we have space for all our big coats in there. Plus I gotta give big props to my sweet dad, he nailed this project. And it was so great to spend that time with him while we worked on this drop zone. I can’t wait to get more projects done!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope this post gives you an idea or two for your own home! xo
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