(I don't have a before photo of the other side of the door, unfortunately.)
I wanted a place to hang our coats, store hats and gloves, sit down to put on or take off our shoes, keep our wet boots off the floor, hold our bags, our keys. Big demands. My father-in-law designed a couple of simple pieces based on my specifications, and together he and his son built this:
CushionSource where I bought some of the porch cushions, and ordered those great big hooks from House of Antique Hardware. The baskets came from Michael's.
For the other side, I bought a wooden plaque at A.C. Moore, which we painted, added three more hooks, and mounted on the lower cabinet.
I put three tiny hooks at the bottom of an old shutter and mounted it on the upper cabinet.
I also put felt pads on the bottom so I could slide it in and out when I vacuum, because a tray full of rocks is quite heavy.