budget redo tidy foyer with wainscoting and hooks after
Photo: Jami Nato
After: Two benches, 10 wall hooks, and a shallow ledge provide storage aplenty on a backdrop of classic double-panel wainscoting.
The Project Tally
Created the look of double-panel wainscoting by nailing 1x6 and 1x4 pine boards to the plaster walls and topping them with a 1x4 display shelf. $60

Used leftover supplies to caulk, prime, and paint the area for a bright—and durable—white finish. $0

Installed adult- and kid-height hooks for coats, hats, and bags. $25

Protected the floor from muddy shoes with a hefty sisal-blend rug. $19

Moved on-hand benches to either side of the door for lacing up sneakers. $0

Total: $104
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