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Beautiful DIY Hallway Storage

Does your hallway need a little bit of storage space? Maybe stray jackets, shoes, or purses need an impermanent home thats out-of-the way, but still stylish.

Katie from Addicted 2 DIY felt this need and stumbled across the Declan Entry Hall Tree from Pottery Barn.

She wasn’t feeling the $700 price tag though, and wanted to scale the project to her space.

With about $60 in wood from the hardware store she was able to build her own that even included a storage bench for shoes!

Luckily for us she drew up full build plans with a cut list and is sharing them on her website.

This is her finished hall tree, complete with a matching bench.

This is her inspiration from Pottery Barn.

Katie’s got the full breakdown on her blog, but here’s the gist:

She starts with some solid wood and a bunch of hardware. You’ll be playing carpenter, cutting wood to create the frame, shelves, and bench.

She’s meticulous with her measurements and cuts because, you know, accuracy is key. And she’s all about that sturdy construction with pocket holes and wood glue.

Sanding is the unsung hero of this project.

Katie makes sure everything is smooth as butter before any assembly happens.

When it comes to putting it all together, it’s simple woodworking! The bench, the back, and the sides all come together with screws and a little elbow grease.

Katie’s slickest move is adding coat hooks and a seat to the hall tree for that extra functional flair. It’s all about making life easier, right?

Stain or paint is the finishing touch. I like the dark stain that screams rustic chic.

Once you’ve got it all set up, it’s like a whole new space. Coats, hats, and bags finally have a home that isn’t the dreaded “chair-drobe.”

Katie nailed this DIY, and I’m totally inspired. It’s the perfect excuse to break out the power tools and make our entryways a little more welcoming.

Head on over to Addicted 2 DIY to see the full build!

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