Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Command Center"

I just couldn't wait! 
I had all of my pieces made for my "Command Center" (got my inspiration from my friend Kristy at Next to Heaven) and could not wait for my husband to hang it for me. He's my go- to person for hanging because he's very precise and measures/calculates things and only ends up making 1 hole compared to my 3-4.

But....when I took down what was on the wall, I noticed that there were 2 screws that were exactly in the middle and so I just started from there. I used the toothpaste trick I saw on Pinterest where you dab a little toothpaste on the bracket and then you place it on the wall and tap it where it will hang and then you have a mark to out your nail. It worked!
Here's what I started with! A bunch of junk from Goodwill and Canton.



And here's what I came up with...a little spray paint, scrapbook paper and I have a dry erase menu board.....

And a dry erase calendar....

...I used magnetic paint and fabric to make my memo board...

I used the screw that was already in the wall to hang a dry erase marker. I just tied some twine to it.


I used an old mail box to use for dumping the mail into. Eventually, I'd like to get a narrow console table to set below this with baskets for sorting the mail. And I hung our extra set of car keys from the little hooks.

I used a clip, frame, notepad and Super Glue to create a place to make a grocery list.

I really needed that toothpaste for the holes on the back of the mailbox because I had to make sure I got them in exactly the right spot. 

It's hard to see in this pic, but there are two marks with toothpaste on the wall. I just nailed my nails and used a damp cloth to remove the toothpaste.

I'm so excited to start using my "Command Center". Thanks Kristy for your inspiration! And I'm thankful for summer vacation to get time to create!
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36 comments:

Allison said...

Looks great! That old mailbox is so fun!

Anonymous said...

I want a command center! Where in your house is all of this displayed? It all looks so good. I have craft envy.
Tricia

Gail Purath said...

Very neat and stylish...so neat you made it from all second-hand items. I love the fork and spoon on the frame. Great idea. You've got me thinking how I could use some of your ideas. Thanks. Gail (http://biblelovenotes.com)

The Prudent Pantry said...

This looks great! I love the mailbox.

I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions.html

Have a great day!

Anastasia Ricks said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Craft-O-Manic Monday. I need to do this so badly!! This is such a great idea and it turn out so nice!! I am now a new follower and would be honored if you would visit and follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter said...

I LOVE this command center. It is both cute and functional...love it!

Erin

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I've never heard of the toothpaste trick, but I'm sure my husband would love that I didn't put so many holes in our walls!

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Super Awesome! I love it. Wish I'd seen it before I made mine. Mine will be posted tomorrow. Great job! thanks for sharing. Barb

Kathy Penney said...

Found you via Sugar Bee's linky party. Love that you have given those items new functional and beautiful life!

Lisa said...

This is great! I love the idea of having everything in one place to stay organized and it all matches!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

great ideas!

Noland and Jenna said...

Awesome Command Center! Would love you to link up to my party going on today!
http://itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com/2012/07/spicy-link-up-12.html

Jen

KCoake said...

Looks great! I'm making a command center of my own. Can't wait to have it done.

Angela at A Typical English Home said...

I really want a command centre but don't have a spot for one. Yours is lovely.

I'd never heard of the toothpaste trick, I might give that a go!

Coupon Clippin Mommy said...

It looks so organized. I tried a meal planner wipe off board but I wasn't very diligent in using it! I'm stopping by from Flaunt it Friday at Blissful Bucket List.

Amy said...

Adorable! What a great idea to have everything all in one place to keep you as organized as possible! Would you consider sharing this here?
http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/shine-on-fridays-38-and-great-giveaway.html

April said...

Love this! It's so clever and I love the colors you chose.

Jennifer said...

Wow, great job! Love how this turned out. Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

looks great! what a great organizer you are!! thanks for sharing at Uncommon! :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thank you for coming back and sharing your project at a Crafty Soiree again! What an amazing looking command center. I can't believe how good your Goodwill finds look. I'd never seen that toothpaste trick before, thanks for sharing that as well. I'm so gonna use that in the future!

Hubba said...

Cute blog! I'm stopping over from a blog hop and love your ideas. Feel free to check out my site and follow back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Kara said...

This is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing at our Shine on Friday party. I love how your command center turned out.

Lauryn Clemmer said...

so great! i love the mailbox there! i would love for you to come link this, or any other post you'd like to up to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/08/spread-love-link-party-20.html
hope to see you there!
have a great weekend!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Cindy Hopper said...

This is a great command center, great use of items. I love the mailbox thanks for sharing. You should link it up on Made by you Monday!

Kathie said...

Looks amazing! You are so resourceful! I love the fork and spoon on the menu board and the tip for using toothpaste to hang on the wall! I am hosting a link party and you are more than welcome to share this and any other posts you'd like!

http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/08/gettin-krafty-with-it_20.html

Karri Reiser said...

This look amazing. You did a fabulous job putting everything together. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Jeanette said...

Love this idea! And especially love the old mailbox. What a great way to keep your life organized.

Karri Reiser said...

Just wanted to let your know that I featured you in this weeks link party.
http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/09/our-favorite-things-link-party-13.html
Have a great day.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is perfect. I think every home needs this. I would love it if you would link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/164th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Hugs, Marty

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

Very cute way to create a command center! I really need to do this, thanks for sharing it!
Krista

Carolyn Burch said...

I love your command center! It looks neat & tidy and CRAFTY all at the same time.
stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
Carolyn @ iamthecraftylady.com
I hope you will stop by for a visit!

Robin Welch said...

Great project, I love how it turned out! I really need to do this! Thank you for linking this up on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

Robin
Fluster Buster

Monica Pruett said...

You totally inspire me. Pinned this. I think this would be a great fit for Family fun Friday if you have time and want to link up. :-)
Monica

http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

This is great! I need one of these in my house! I'll be featuring it on my blog tomorrow.

http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

Thanks for linking up!
Sumo:)

Jamie Sherman said...

What a cute idea and project! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

Mandy @HKCHIC said...

thats such a great idea!