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There’s this little spot in our kitchen that’s always a hot mess. It’s the place where diapers, wipes, mail, junk, and paper always seem to find their way and congregate. It’s been an eye sore for a while, and it’s been on my list of things to get organized, but I haven’t felt super motivated to do something about it because I didn’t feel inspired. I knew I wanted to turn this space into some kind of organized family command center. Well two nights ago as I was laying in bed, inspiration came to me. It was clear and I knew what exactly what I needed to do. So yesterday I spent all day prepping, running errands, and putting together this little nook I now like to call my family’s official command center.
My husband went back to school this fall and juggling his schedules, my schedule, and our daughters, I knew I needed to be more organized when my husband would gone for long period of time. I knew I was going to need the right supplies to get this command center in ship shape, so I went to my local Office Depot because they have such a wide variety of products to help you stay organized.
I ended up purchasing the Expo Neon Window Markers, Uni-Ball Jetstream Pens, and the Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker in Gold. I had envisioned the window markers being a great way to label on glass and or plastic. Have you ever had a favorite pen you cried when you lost it? I wanted some nice pens I could use just for this command center, and I was thinking of all of the awesome things I could do with the gold oil based paint sharpie marker.
So here is what the family command center looked like before. This is actually a pretty clean day for this spot. My goal is to really USE this space for organizing my families lives, and to keep it nice, clean, and clutter free. I also wanted this spot to scream my style and personality. Most of the time I ask for my husband’s opinion when it comes to decorating the house, because he likes to have a say. Well I decided I was going to not ask him and just go with my gut.
And this is what it looks like as of last night. By the time I got done, it was almost dark, so sorry for the bad lighting.
That inspiration I mentioned earlier in the post came to me at midnight and it was this AMAZING wallpaper I used on the back wall. I’ve had it for a while and have been thinking of how I could use it. This wallpaper is actually some remnant pieces from my grandparents home. My family has been in the process of moving and dividing up their possessions since my grandpa died. I was lucky enough that nobody in my family wanted it so I was able to get it.
My grandparents had this wallpaper cover wall to wall in their master bathroom. It pretty much screamed 60’s! This wallpaper has a lot of sentimental value and memories to me. It reminds me of my grandpa putting on his Brut after shave, his drawer full of pennies, and the matching teal blue toilet and shower tile.
Here is a closer look. All of the accessories used I had laying around my house. I made some pretty crepe flowers to top the Uni-Ball Jetstream pens. If you look closely, you can see I hand painted polka dots to the glass vase with the gold oil paint Sharpie.
Didn’t the DIY Rope Frame turn out so cool? I love it. I might have to make a few more of these.
I took a Juicy Couture box I had and painted the top of it with the gold pen and put this cute little deer on top of it.
Here’s the other side with those cute sayings. I love how these little frames turned out. I painted the gold edges on these cheap frames, and think it gives them such a punch of glam.
On the other side I got this acrylic file holder to put my mail in it. I used the Expo Neon Window Markers to write the word mail on it.
Some of the small diy projects I did for this makeover was mostly for the frames. I had some rope I had laying around, so I took my handy dandy glue gun and glued it around the frame. It took 5 minutes. Easy peasy. My kind of crafts.
I got these two adorable pieces of art from friends. The floral one is from my friend Angie and she has the most adorable shop called Yellow Bungalow Shop where she creates these pieces of art. The other one is from the uber talented Melissa from Best Friends for Frosting. She actually gave it to me when I attended Alt Summit earlier this year. I love both of these little sayings, it reminds me that everyday is a new day and to live life to the fullest.
I had two cheap black frames I put these messages in and I knew that they needed some more pizazz. So I took my gold oil paint Sharpie pen and painted the edges of the frames. I did this to some frames in my daughter’s nursery and love the way they look.
All you need to do this is some scotch tape, the gold oil paint Sharpie pen, and frames. Mask off the area you want to paint, makes sure to smooth out the tape so there’s no bubbles, or paint will seep through. I did one coat of paint and then went over any spots I didn’t get. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes and then take the tape off. By doing this makes it look like you spent a lot of money on these frames.
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I love the way this little nook turned out. This screams my and my style and personality. Eclectic, vintage, a little retro, and lot’s of gold. Thank you Pollinate Media and Office Depot for supporting Fry Sauce & Grits.