In my last command center post, I shared the 5 steps I used to create a command center for my family. It took me 6 months of debating, evaluating, and revising my plan, but it is finally complete. And, I am ready to share it with y’all today.
Overall, this area was a complete waste of space. The door in the photos is the one that we use every single day, which means we pass this area daily coming into our home. Since it is the first thing we pass as we enter, we have been missing out on valuable storage space. By doing this, our kitchen chairs and counters have become clutter playgrounds. I have tried several random things on this wall, but at the end of the day, they have looked thrown together. So, I actually spent time on the area and came up with a solution that works for our family.
And, here is how I accomplished this goal of mine.
Step 1: Decide on the layout.
My command center needed to be a place to:
- hang coats and sweaters
- place outgoing mail
- place important documents for school/work
- separate each person’s items
After carrying around a legal pad and continuously sketching and re-sketching, this is my final design. I should note, I am not an artist. I was not blessed with artistic abilities.
I wanted to do a board and batten approach to the wall because I thought it would add some character to the space. Using this process meant that half of the wall would be painted one color while the other portion would be a white color.
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After completing this project, I got to mark another thing (#8) off of my 2014 Projects List. YAY!!!
Linking up this project at: Think Pink Sunday