Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Command Center

We introduced our conundrum of the Kitchen Table Dumping Ground here:

The solution became what I like to refer to as:

 The 18 Preston Command Center

The problem: finding a home for these guys:
  • Keys
  • Cell phones
  • Jackets
  • Purse
  • Gym Bag
  • Matt's hat and sunglasses
  • Mail
  • Things to remember (ex. invites, events)
  • Holiday cards
  • Pens
  • Coupons
  • Phone Charges
  • Grocery List
Luckily, we had a huge open wall in the kitchen to locate our project.  I forgot to show you the true before photo of the kitchen - this is the green on the walls when we moved in January 1st:

I didn't waste any time getting it painted. Wall color - Gray Owl - BM

And the final product:

Matt really had a chance to show off is carpentry skills in this project.  He created the magnet board holding our grocery list (approx cost: $20) the cork board with bamboo frame (approx cost $15) the letter boxes (approx cost $20) and the cell phone, key, and pen holder (approx cost $20.)

I took on the paint job and used Milk Paint with their recommended sealer.  We're very happy with the end result.

They aren't installed yet, but eventually this phone holder will have built in chargers powered inside the wall.

Do you have a command center in your house? Should Matt put together any design plans so you can DIY his projects?

1 comment:

  1. Love it. I wish we had room for something like this now, because we could totally use it. And yes, a design plan or some kind of material breakdown would be super.