I have no command centre. I hate paper work, I hate opening mail, I hate getting school newsletters… I have a bit of an ‘Official Bits Of Paper Phobia’. I have no explanation and have not had any therapy for this… However, I have discovered Pinterest. It kinda helps.
I have a blank wall in my hallway, which I always thought I would do something cool with, like a family portrait wall, but we have done that in our loungeroom. So I have been thinking about making the space into a kind of family organisational zone that looks cool. Pinterest calls them ‘Command Centres’ and I really like that.
Here is my blank wall… Needs some detail right?
I picked up these three frames from an op shop for $5 and will find a few more things to complete my project.
Here are some ideas I LOVE and will adapt to suit our family…
I love the colours and I love the homely touches of the letters and the ornaments. I also love the idea of the blackboards. Being a teacher, I have a love of writing with chalk.
I love the homely feel of this command centre. It is a bit crafty too. I like it a lot.
I really like how simple this is. I also love that it is all painted with chalkboard paint so any surface can be written on. Very cool. Giving me lots of ideas…
I need this. I need something that tells me what is going on THIS week and what is coming up. I am usually the last parent to hand in forms, I forget to hand in book club and my kids miss out on fun activities like sending letters to friends overseas. I am hoping that something like this will eliminate the mummy fails I regularly experience.
This is made from an old window. Love! So cute! I am on the hunt for a window frame I can use….
This is another cute way to use a window. Love the idea of the printed calendar behind the glass. Did you know that white board markers can be used on mirrors and glass? Easy to wipe off and everything! The baskets are a really neat idea too…
How is THIS for a great way to store mail!? I love it. I am also on the hunt for a shutter. I must have one of these. Really.
The things my Command Centre needs…
- a clock
- a calendar
- somewhere to put mail
- our family manifesto
- white board – magnetic
- black board
- some personal touches
- maybe a mirror
So… I am excited that I have a little project on the go that will help to be organised and efficient and something that also looks nice. I certainly don’t want people coming over and seeing personal details, it has to LOOK great as well as being functional. That is my aim.
I will surely keep you posted on my progress!
All images can be found on my Pinterest Board – Command Centre Ideas