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10/23/2014 04:04 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Season, Say Goodbye to Your Messy Entryway For Good!

As the cooler season sweeps through your home, a neat entryway is usually the first room to go. Coats, gloves, scarves, hats - sometimes you're surprised you can make in through the front door with all that cold-weather couture blocking hallway traffic. Why not make your life a little easier this summer, and put up a coat rack that's perfectly suited to your style and your craftsmanship. Check out these incredible projects below and choose your solution to this cold-weather wardrobe disaster.

1. Animal Coat Rack

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DIY Animal Coat Rack via Hometalker Bright Nest

Fabulously wacky and colorful, this piece is great for a zany-chic edition to your entryway. Throw in that it's an easy organizer and oh so simple to make, and it's a huge win!

Difficulty: Easy

2. Paint Dipped Hooks

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DIY Hooks via Hometalker Janel Hutton

Clean and simple, all this coat rack takes is a set of wide dowels, a box of double sided screws, and some creative color coordination.

Difficulty: Easy

3. Wall Art and Storage Space

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Wall Art Coat Rack via Hometalker Artsy Chicks Rule

If you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated and understated, this fashion-meets-function coat rack is ideal for a DIY beginner looking to gain a little organization.

Difficulty: Easy

4. Book Hooks

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Unique Coat Rack via Hometalker Knick of Time

It's not as hard as it looks, but it is as amazing! One wooden bar and a bit or strategic screw placement, and you can have your own entryway book coat rack that's almost too good to cover up!

Difficulty: Moderate

5. Recycled Door Knobs

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Glass Door Knob Coat Rack via Hometalker Kimberly Smith

While the design is simple, working with glass door knobs can be a bit tricky, but just look at the outcome! For a beachy cottage style storage piece, this door knob rack is the only way to go!

Difficulty: Moderate

6. Cabinet Doors and Pulls

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Cabinet Door Coat Rack via Hometalker Redoux Interiors

For a vintage look that you're ready to DIY, rustle up some out-of-use cabinet doors, give them a chippy paint job, and add original knobs and some new coat hooks, for cabinet coat rack galore!

Difficulty: Moderate

7. Painted Pallet Shelf and Rack

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Reclaimed Pallet Wood Rack via Hometalker Beyond the Picket Fence

If woodworking is your thing, you're up to the challenge; you just need the inspiration. And luckily for you, this colorful repurposed pallet project, well made and well loved, is it!

Difficulty: Difficult

8. Repurposed Headboard

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Headboard Chalkboard Coat Rack via Hometalker My Repurposed Life

Sometimes, a repurpose on its own just isn't enough, so it's a good thing you're not afraid to get down to a little woodworking and repainting, for a headboard coat rack like this. And if that's not convincing enough, this adorable chalkboard sure is!

Difficulty: Difficult

9. Board and Batten Wall

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Board and Batten Foyer via Hometalker Seven Town Way

You're ready for a full-on entryway reno! But there's no need to tear out walls or rip up flooring - with some simple wooden boards, a neutral coat of paint, and some coat hooks, make yourself a board and batten wall and forget what messy even means!

Difficulty: Difficult

For more brilliant ideas and DIYs to keep your home in order, check out our organizing topic page on Hometalk.