Dabblist DIY: Entryway Organizer - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

In my quest to become a more crafty and budget-conscious lady, I decided to take on the task of creating an entryway organizer. Inspired by this post on Apartment Therapy, I created this:

DIY Entryway Organizer


1 piece of wood 5.5" x 18" (3/4" thick)

1 piece of wood 2.5" x 18" (3/4" thick)

1 piece of wood 11" x 18" (3/4" thick)

2 wood screws 1 1/2" long

Anthropologie Kryptos Hook Rack


wood glue


tape measure

Sand paper (1 medium and 1 fine grit)

Pencil and Pen


(please pardon the shoddy iphone photography)

how to make an Entryway Organizer

Choosing and cutting the wood at our local hardware store.

making an entryway organizer

Sanding all the wood (medium grit then fine grit)

painting DIY entryway organizer

Three coats of white paint (the name of the color is Sheep's Wool, which pretty much sealed the deal)

Stenciling Entryway Organizer

Painting over the stencil (my favorite part!)

Finished Stencil DIY Entryway Organizer

The finished stencil on the organizer backing.

Wood Glue with Clamps Entryway Organizer

Each piece of glued together and clamped overnight to set.

making DIY Entryway Organizer

Sanding off the center stencil to re-paint in preparation for the hook rack.

measuring Entryway Organizer

Centering the hook rack

making entryway organizer

Prepping the organizer to hang on the wall

wall prep for entryway organizer

Making sure it's level

hanging entryway organizer


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