I love Hall trees and one day I will have one, even if I have to make it! How to Make a Hall Tree - Welcome to reFresh reStyle! I like the idea of using an old door and painting it with chalkboard paint for a message center!
If your apartment lacks a designated entry, create your own with a bookcase. Remove the top shelves and install hooks on the back wall of the bookcase for hanging coats. Add more hooks to the sides of the books case for hanging leashes or umbrellas.