Built in idea for the dining room door! Oh how I love built ins. Ikea Shelves Into Built-in Bookcases :: I really love this. You could turn any room into a library with this idea. And you don't need ikea for it, either.
IKEA sells several similar cabinets. They swing open from the bottom, and are perfect for shoes, umbrellas, dog toys/leash, or anything else you want to clear out of the entryway. Great for a narrow hallway