Friday, June 7, 2013

{Achieving} A Kids' Command Center

Not too long ago, I shared our "Summer Fun" door, which happens to be some command hooks, twine, and clothespins. We're going to use it to clip all the fun activities we do this summer.

What I hadn't shown you was the wall behind the door.

At least not for a while.

That bulletin board ended up going on that wall behind the door. Guess what? I'm considering moving it back. It just isn't working here and I miss having a place for announcements, invitations, and whatever else that might need a temporary home.

But that's for another day.

I did come up with another idea for this little wall though. A few weeks ago we got a new stainless steel refrigerator (I'll post about that later). And while I love it and its sleek look, my kids are missing the fact that it is no longer magnetic.

That's where the idea for this wall came in to play. I bought some sheet metal (in the plumbing section at Lowes). Then hubs and I hung them on the 
wall using screws and dry wall anchors. 
(FYI: He tapped a small hole into the metal before screwing them in.)

Now we have a place to hang all of the kids' "stuff".

Like their magnetic letters, a timer, and a calendar that we use for counting down the days to special events (i.e. last day of school, Mimi and Pop Pop visiting, trip to Oregon)

I found this fun calendar at Michael's a while back. The kids like it because it has new activities every month.

Up top I currently have our summer schedules and activities (see more about them and get your own copies here).

I also added our "Fill my Bucket" buckets

and a magazine rack to hold the kids' chore charts.

Here it is all sort of put together. 

And the sheet metal is enough to make it easy to 
keep the door open when we need to. 

Can you tell I like me a command center? Now the kids have one specific to them!

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  1. Love this! I especially loved the magnet board for the kids on a wall. I don't like magnets on my fridge, but my toddlers always loved magnets, so now when cougar is a little older I am going to steal this idea. (ps - you may or may not be featured tomorrow. :)

  2. Super fantastic! You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. I love the idea of a magnetic wall! I hope someday we'll be able to upgrade to a stainless steel fridge, and then I may have to steal this idea. By the way, I think the command centers are awesome as well.

    Jennifer @ Little Silly Goose

    1. Thank you Jennifer! If you can't tell I'm a bit of a command center addict. I love them!



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