Friday, November 16, 2012

Client Space: Command Center


A good friend of mine approached me a while back to help her organize the "stuff" that often lands on the kitchen counter. You know, mail, bills, invitations, kids school/art work... The list goes on.


She showed me where things typically ended up. And although this doesn't look so bad, it wasn't working for them so we started brainstorming. She needed a command center!


She knew it needed to be in or near the kitchen as that is where things seemed to migrate. She also knew she wanted things off of the counter.
 So we found the perfect wall.

And I went home to do a little research.




I pulled together a bunch of ideas and drew out a few options and 
she chose what worked for her.



And her command center was born!



Obviously this picture was taken before the wall pockets got labeled but didn't it turn out amazing? You never know where you'll find things either. We found the rustic wall bins at Marshalls and the little shelf is actually a spice rack from Ikea. 

She even took it a step further to paint and distress the spice rack/shelf and calendar. Not to mention her super cute bottle cap magnets. So creative. Such a fun project and I was so happy to be a part of it.




I wanted to show you another version of the command center that my cousin actually sent to me a while back. Just goes to show that there are so many ways to create a spot for all that "stuff". And it doesn't have to be expensive either.


It doesn't necessarily have to be on a wall either. Check this great idea out from Lovely Crafty Home.


 There really are so many ways to create a sort of hub for you family. Pinterest is full of them. 

Happy Friday!



Pin It!

11 comments:

  1. That is awesome! All of our mail ends up in a pile. What a cute and functional way to organize it instead! New follower =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Isn't mail/paper just endless? It really is nice to have a place designated for all of it. :) Thanks for following! Coming to check your site out as well! :)

      Delete
  2. Great job! We just have one little guy - not quite a year yet. So a command centre isn't quite needed yet. Here's my own little command centre, if you will, that I created to contain all my stuff. http://thingsthatarepretty.blogspot.ca/2012/11/office-in-box.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Heather! I just went and checked out your "office box" and I LOVE it! Great idea! And I love that it's mobile! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  3. I love organization! So thanks for sharing this :) Found you on Follow Who? Hop. Have a great weekend!
    -Mariely @ Sensational Creations

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mariely! I'm loving the sound of Sensational Creations! I'll definitely be checking that out! :)

      Delete
  4. Another awesome command centre!! I love the cream colored vintage looking mail organizer:) And it's such a great idea to distress the other pieces. Great inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks girl! I can't take credit for the distressing though. She did a great job huh?!

      Delete
  5. I love all things oraganizing. You have some great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Susi and Jen! Just went and checked out your site and you have great ideas as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

      Delete

 




Pin It button on image hover