The DIY Garage Entryway Ideas You Need To Try

Our DIY garage entryway ideas are easy and affordable! Let’s face it, most of us use our garage entrance more than our front door, so why not create a beautiful space that greets us on a daily basis?! Check out these DIY garage entryway ideas we included in our makeover. We hope you’ll be inspired!

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We love using shiplap to instantly update a space! I think the added texture and clean lines make this a great project for any home, regardless of your design style! We decided to go with an easy horizontal layout, making this an ideal project for beginner DIYers.

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We used a brad nailer with 2″ brad nails to secure each shiplap plank to the wall (through the wall studs). If you’re a fellow shiplap lover and are looking for more inspirational ideas, then be sure to check out our other shiplap installation projects:

Stairs Nook || Loft Alcove || Master Bedroom || Walk-In Pantry || Laundry Room


This DIY cubby not only provides storage but also some dimension, making it a great DIY garage entryway idea. We built this cubby using 6″ pine boards and found it to be perfect as a drop-off zone for keys, wallets, and loose change. If you’re looking to get into woodworking, then we highly recommend investing in 90-degree corner clamps as well as bar clamps. You’ll thank us later!

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Garage Door

Our DIY garage door is the focal point of our garage entryway update! I’m obsessed with how well it turned out! You can find all the details of this DIY project, including materials and measurements, by checking out our DIY Garage Door blog post! You should definitely include an updated garage door in your list of DIY garage entryway ideas!

DIY garage door


Paint is by far one of the most affordable and impactful ways to update a room! I love a neutral color palette but I also find ways to have fun with the color combinations. We kept the clean, crisp look of the shiplap by painting them in SW Pure White. For added contrast, we painted the cubby and garage door in SW Iron Ore and the rest of the wall in SW Dorian Gray. Paint is a necessary DIY garage entryway idea!

DIY garage entryway ideas

Garage Entryway Reveal

I’m embarrassed to admit that this project has been completed for a year and a half now and it’s taken me so long to get the blog post out! This was actually an anniversary present from Bernard and I couldn’t have asked for a better one! The new design of our garage entryway is so aesthetically pleasing and I’ll always remember it was built with love! We like to include wood elements in our designs and this DIY coat rack was a perfect choice! We stained the pine board using a mix of Natural and Early American stains. The black folding coat hooks were the cherry on top!

DIY garage entryway ideas
DIY garage entryway ideas

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It’s amazing what you can create with time, determination and patience! If we can tackle these home updates, I hope you know you’re more than capable as well. Happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Until next time friends!

Aminah Chung


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