Braden Entryway Collection

Submitted by LTBrebner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 14:17

As a mom of 5 children, my entryway was always a mess. I decided that I was going to take things into my own hands and figure something out. I found Ana's site and I saw that Ana had this Entryway system and decided I was going to make it. So one day, I went to town and bought the material came home and started to build. I also decided, I wanted to dress the hutches up a bit, with bead board and a trim. I think that it turned out awesome. With 4 boys in the house I ended up using a heavy durable slide and cut my draws a little bit smaller. I added an entryway carpet with a rubber bottom on it in the drawers, to keep them cleaner. My children love them so much and it has helped us organize and keep the entryway cleaned.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Spruce, Pine
Finish Used
Benjamin Moore Aura Interior in simply white. I added two coats of simply white. I also put a clear coat on when the white was dry.
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 01/21/2013 - 01:59

This is amazing! I am a mum of 4 and i am so over the morning "can't find my shoes" panic every morning! I would love to have something this big, but i don't have the room inside and our garage isn't mouse proof (kids school bags and mice just seem like it might be a bad combo). Am going with something a bit slimmer for an empty closet we have and i am definitely borrowing the carpet idea. Just a quick question, re painting... Was the paint gloss, matte? And with the poly, has it made it go yellow at all? .... oh i am so excited to get mine done!!!! Thanku for sharing!


Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:14

Thank You, I love walking by and looking at them and seeing how my entryway looks now. It was totally worth all the work. As for the paint, I used the aura in egg shell. Then the clear coat was clear and did not yellow the paint at all. I went to my paint store and asked him for a clear coat that did not yellow. I can get you the name if you would like? Thank you again.

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