I thought I'd show the evolution of our family command centers. In our last house we only had 1 child in school & 1 in preschool. So....we didn't need much (unlike we do now!). We had always hated the "fake" wood side of our cabinet but were unsure of what to do with it. One day I was in Walmart & bought a cheapo cork board. To my surprise it fit the side of the cabinet perfectly! I painted the plain frame of the cork board black. Then I painted the rest of the exposed cabinet with chalk board paint. It was a great way to turn a space we didn't like into a useful place for our calendar, schedules & other papers. The kids also loved having a place to draw.
|1st command center in our old home|
Today we have several places for all the papers that come into our home. With 3 kids in school, sports, religion classes and other activities we have lots of schedules & paperwork coming & going around here. We have cabinets over the desk in our kitchen. These white magazine files from Ikea store the kids papers that we don't need to access regularly. I showed you these in my last post but thought I'd give you more details.
These bins from Pottery Barn are hanging in the hallway in our kitchen so I wanted them to look pretty. Each of my kids have a bin & one for Mom&Dad to share. We use these bins for the kids to keep their homework folders & papers they need to get to regularly.
Here is a picture of our current command center. All the pieces are from Pottery Barn. I struggled with whether I should buy them as they where not cheap. But after looking for alternatives I decided to go for it. It was money well spent. We use this system daily! My favorite is the calendar...I just wish I had room to fit 2 calendars. :)