I’ve kind of been crushing on kitchen command centers on Pinterest recently. There are some amazingly beautiful and intricate displays out there, but they all seemed a little too expensive to tackle.
I was looking for something quite simple: a large calendar plus a place to organize some paperwork, oh and something that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. So after some bargain shopping I came up with this….
I could have hidden my trashcans but I’m keeping this real. I’m still debating whether or not to convert a cabinet into trashcans, but until then my recycle and trash go in this designated space.
So my favorite part of this kitchen command center is my dry erase board calendar. I actually designed the printable myself and had it printed 22×28 inches from a local shop (I know you can order online from UPrinting for $19). Then I purchased the white frame from Amazon for $19 (not an affiliate link).
I purchased some dry erase markers from Target. I love that you can easily write on top of the plexiglass or glass of the framed calendar to make it a dry erase board.
With just the calendar on the wall it seemed a bit bare so I decided to use some of the empty space to organize my paperwork. I purchased two desk organizers and some pre-designed labels from Target for $4.
To attach the desk organizers to the wall,
we drilled three holes in the back of each.
Then used drywall anchors and screwed the organizers into the wall.
Then I added 6 of the pre-designed labels from Target. They seemed to coincide perfectly with what I wanted: markers, paper, receipts, misc., expenses and pens.
Then in the back of the organizers I put my budget binder (with our monthly bills and budget sheet) plus pocket folders for our other paperwork.
On top of the calendar I framed two cute little sayings. I’m thinking about switching these out for each season using some of my favorite printables.
Overall this was a pretty cheap project.
Calendar print from UPrinting or local printer: $19
White 22×28 frame from Amazon: $19
Desk organizers from Target: $14
Pre-designed labels from Target: $4
White 8×10 inch frames from Michaels: $15
Dry erase markers: $4
TOTAL COST: $75
And so happy to finally feel organized!
This weekend I’m putting the finishing touches on our Family Room,
so stay tuned for that makeover on Monday!