DIY: Family Command Center Wall

We spent the entirety of last weekend at home. Mostly in our pjs (well, Mike and I in pjs, the kids sometimes wear a little less than that when at home right now, crazy kiddos!) watching cartoons, playing, and even doing a little crafting.

craftcommandThe crafting turned into a project I’ve had on my to-do list for some time now.

I’ve been wanting a Family Command Center somewhere in our house, a place to keep the mail, display a calendar, our weekly menu, some of the kid’s school work and any other odds & ends that are pertinent to our weeks.

When you search “command wall” on Pinterest, you get all of these beauties. A lot of these I have pinned in my home boards.

I picked up these small, square canvases on sale this summer from JoAnns & have been meaning to have the kids paint them. I pulled these out on Sunday and taped their first initial on them with painters tape. They painted to their heart’s content with colors that would work in our playroom/dining room area.

While they were painting, I was working on the other aspects of our command wall: the calendar, chalkboard menu, and a few decorative odds & ends (although I took no pictures of my work in progress). Mike kept asking me, “What has gotten into you?” because the kitchen was a mess while I was working. You would think by now he knows how I work when it comes to projects. I get an idea and go full force until it’s done.

Once everything was finished & dry I started placing items on the wall. I moved things around a few times before it seemed just right for me. I’m not thrilled with the calendar, so that might change at some point (maybe just the frame) but other than that, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.


To the kid’s canvases, I hot glued a metal clothespin-type clip and we’ve been changing out a piece of school work of their choosing each week to display. I really like having a place to display their work and they love looking at it, too! DSC_1045

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I’m sure there will be plenty of pumpkins, fall leaves, turkeys, & Christmas trees decorating this area.

The basket on the side table catches all of the mail & odds and end papers from school. You can see a box of wipes & a box of tissues on the bottom shelf of the table, these are at the kids reach because they always seem to need a wipe or tissue, sticky fingers & runny noses. My sewing box is down there, too, because I love the fun colors of it.


Do you have a command center wall like this in your house? Link up below & share your ideas with us! I would love to see how you put your wall together & why it works for your family.

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2 Responses to DIY: Family Command Center Wall

  1. Amy says:

    Love this whole idea and wish I could be organized enough to plan a menu! Maybe someday.
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  2. I don’t have one yet, but I have been brainstorming this on Pinterest. I have a chest that I want to incorporate, and maybe make it semi-command, semi entryway. I can use all the help I can get 🙂 It looks great!
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