Monday, April 9, 2012

Command Central expansion

It's not enough to have an organized pantry, a beautiful kitchen, and a morning launching pad, I needed an expansion of mommy-command-central. Enter the back of the pantry door.



A Dry-erase calendar (purchased from target), a menu planning board (inspired from here), a chalkboard for notes (our repurposed writing slate), and a kid-level mirror (so the little ones can put on their own sunscreen).




The mirror was a dollar store find that I taped off and spray painted gold during our spray paint party.



One again. The door before:


After:



The menu board had a few failed attempts. The first one I forgot to take into account the 8x10 opening instead of an 8 1/2 x 11 opening. Oops. Then I got it right.



I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart NaptimeNifty Thrifty ThingsInspired HoneybeeDelectable HomeIt's Overflowing  Monday: Between Naps on the PorchSumo's Sweet StuffThrifty Decor ChickAlderberry HillDebbie Doo'sHome Stories A to ZHome Savvy AtoZ , Evolution of Style Tuesday: Coastal CharmNest for LessTip JunkieMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaCarolyn's HomeworkMade in a DayOur Delightful HomeA Bowl Full of LemonsGet Your Craft OnKurtz Corner , Organize and DecorateNatural Nesters, Uncommon Designs Wednesday: Savvy Southern StyleMommy SolutionsPower of PaintNewlyweds Recipe LinkySouthern Lovely , Home Happy Home, Crafty Sasse Wednesday, Grateful Belly Thursday: The Shabby Creek CottageMade in a DayHouse of Hepworthsthe 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy52 Mantels Friday: One Artsy MamaSerenity NowTatertots and JelloThe Shabby NestThirty Handmade DaysAddicted 2 DecoratingFunky Junk InteriorsFinancial FridayFurniture FridayAt the Picket FenceThe Rooster and the Hen

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27 comments:

Mrs. Blanton said...

Love the menu planning :) Great way to stay on track
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the added color! and i love the pint-height mirror. kids need to check their teeth, too. :)

A Delightful Design said...

This looks great. So practical and stylish at the same time. I bet your kids love it!
Abby

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love the pink frames. Did you attach the frames in any special way?

Jen Migonis said...

Love the menu planning... I need that instead of random lists that float around my island. :)

Jessica said...

Cute and very cleaver idea! And you can close it up to put it out of the way! Thanks for sharing! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

Kali at The Vintage Milk House said...

Looks great! I'm jealous! I don't have such a great space for my command central - so I will dream about your's instead! :) btw, I love your blue walls with the white trim and dark wood floors! Very classic and elegant! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! - Kali

Michelle said...

I really dig the idea of notice boards and menu lists on the back of the pantry door. Putting the menu and mirror at kiddy height is adorable :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohhh.. I love it! The colors are fab!

Megan said...

Looking good!

Bliss said...

Mission Control to Jessica...... with your command center up and running I will send you the next assignment.

~Bliss~

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Great idea!

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome job! I love your color choice :) Thanks for stopping by at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

Mrs. Delightful
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Amy - while wearing heels said...

Ok, the whole command center looks great...and stylish, of course...but I adore the addition of the mirror at kiddie level. Once again, you impress!!!

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

First I love that you have a place called command central! And what a great use of the inside of a door! I think I need to be a bit more creative with my doors. I have done over the door hooks on the inside but this is way cuter and creative! :)

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

I love command central :) Thanks for sharing and I love that cute chevron dry-erase board!

blessings,
karianne

momto8 said...

I am with you on this...if it is not on our calendar, it doesn't exist

Rose said...

What a good idea. I love the mirror for the kids. I'm happy I found your wonderful blog I would love it if you came to visit me and share this and any other things you would like to share at my party. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/search?updated-max=2012-04-08T19:30:00-07:00&max-results=7
Thanks
Rose

Chrissy Taylor said...

Love the mirror idea! I may use that one!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

So smart! I need this exact thing in my house... somewhere... hmmm. :)

Daffodil Hill said...

So cute, and I love the blue in the pantry. You are very organized.

Candice Moretti said...

Love the menu planning board. I many copy that!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Love the idea of the menu planning board....and that the kids have their very own mirror. How fun!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Tisha said...

Great stuff, Jessica! Every busy mom needs a command central! Thanks for linking up.

Classy Clutter said...

I totally need to do this! GORGEOUS!!! I'd love it if you'd share this with my readers on our link party! I know my readers would love it!

http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/04/spotlight-saturday-8_13.html

Love your blog by the way!! :)

Mallory @ Classy Clutter

hannahw said...

Very organized! Well done! Here is my "I Heart Nap Time" offering: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/bell-bottom-baby.html

Taylor said...

Such a great idea! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

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