Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mini Command Center

Many of my mini house projects are slowly coming along.  One major aspect of our home I wanted to tackle was general organization.  An issue we have always had, especially in our small house, was a place for all of our papers and mail and "stuff".  It usually ends up looking like this:

Ew.  I decided to create a mini command center in the corner of our dining room.  Here is the finished product:

I found this file system at Ikea (it comes with five sections, but I only used three) and Mr. B mounted it on the wall.

I labeled each section with "Now", "Soon", and "File" using labels from Michael's.

I got this super cute little stand from Home Goods for $60.  Absolutely love it!  I moved the "You make my heart smile" sign over from the dresser in the dining room.  The mini vases are from West Elm, the little one holds chalk and the bigger one pens and pencils.

I hung a mini chalkboard on the adjoining wall for important reminders (like this one!).

And there you have it.  Relatively cheap and easy, and so far already making a difference in the paper clutter factor.  Hopefully Mr. B will be able to keep on it!


  1. That's a great little cabinet for a great price! Good idea to use that little corner. #organizersunite!

  2. We are moving eventually, and I'm keeping this in mind for our new space! So perfect!

    1. Katherine, it makes such a difference and Mr. B has actually been using it, which was the hardest part! Good luck with your move and thanks for stopping by!