I’m still tinkering with the functionality and design of the COMMAND CENTER. ::said in booming voice::
You can read the full post on how I installed the sheet metal HERE but, to bring you up to speed, it went from this disaster:
To this gleaming beauty:
To this minimum functionality:
It worked for storing the kids’ papers and writing stuff on the white board but now it was time to make it prettier. I mean, yes, organization is fun but aesthetics are where it’s at, yo!
Here it is today, otherwise known as the After After After:
Let’s start at the top, shall we? I can’t reach that area without a step stool so I knew it wouldn’t be used for everyday things needed to run a house. So I figured I’d make it nice to look at but easy to change if I wanted.
I dug through my Frames Bin (don’t pretend like you don’t have one) and pulled out some super cheap and light-weight frames. I took the glass parts out, not to be reused here. I spray painted them Rustoleum’s Lagoon, Blossom White and Aqua (the color I’ve got going on in the rest of the kitchen).
I then glued magnets to the backs of all the frames.
Instant pretty art and photo holders!
I love that family picture my daughter drew when she was three. I’m the huge one in the middle. I look exactly like Mrs. Puff from Spongebob. Hilarious.
Moving down, I added a little vinyl lettering on my Target purchased magnetic organizer just in case anyone was confused as to what this area is. I stocked it as well. I use blank 3×5 notecards for everything and now I’ll be able to find one within 5 seconds! Heavenly.
I purchased these buckets from the dollar section at Target a while ago with this exact project in mind… love it when a plan comes together! I used magnetic clips to hold them up and so far they are working perfectly. I don’t know what I’ll put in the bottom two buckets but I’m sure they won’t stay empty for long.
And finally, if you were wondering where my recycle bucket went, the answer is the garage. I got this black $5 wastebasket to take its place. The black kind of blends in with everything else making it less of an eye sore. I added a little vinyl recycle symbol so even visitors would know where to toss their soda cans.
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