Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Back to School Organization!

On Saturday I did a post on Back to School Organization .  I showed different ideas and shared things I liked and I said I'd be back to show you the ideas I incorporated into my home.  Well, I'm back........  I'm here to show you my Command Center/Homework Station.

My command/homework station is in my kitchen.

1.  I found this white board at Goodwill.  It was brand new from JoAnn Fabrics.  Retail 19.95 that I bought for 1.99. It had a peel able sticker on the edges so I covered it with scrap booking paper and added ric rac and a big orange flower.
2. I bought a piece of metal sheeting at Lowe's for 6.00.  I added orange ric rac to the bottom and took scrap booking embellishments and glued them to magnets.  I had some days of the week magnets that I added to the board.
3.  Is just a normal cork board that I added ric rac stripes down the right hand side and made fabric flowers and glued to the board.
4.  I found these bins at JoAnn fabrics last year.  One for each boy. I can use them to put in random paper

I took another piece of sheet metal and added Velcro to the back and attached it to the wall.  I gathered things that we consistently need for homework and added either Velcro or magnets to them as well as using round silver magnetic hooks which I spray painted orange, green and two shades of blue. I have index boxes in the small blue box.  I also have colored pencil in the fun chevron case.  Now, I think I have every thing I need handy and accessible for the boys to use.  I just hope we can keep everything in their new home!!

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Erin Kaminski said...

This is Erin over at Kaminski's Creations! It turned out great! Love all the colorful accents.

creativeladyofthehouse said...

Wow, you are really organized! I love that.
I have a Sunshine Award waiting for you, you can get all of the details on my blog.

Motivated Mommy of two said...

Wow I love how you organized everything, this is my first time getting organized for school. My daughter is just starting Kinder so I will definitely need these tips.
Thanks Stopping by from Tuesday time out link party

Natasha SerenityYou said...

this is great

would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday, that runs from Saturday - Thursday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Christine said...

I LOVE your command center Barb!!! It's GREAT! Love that you used bright colors!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

itmom said...

SO MANY fabulous ideas. I will have to try something like this for our homework center. Thanks for the inspiration!! Visiting via the bloglovin' blog hop. :)

Karri Reiser said...

Great job. This looks wonderful. I love how you created your own boards. Thanks for sharing at the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Michelle said...

Awesome! How organized!!! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my back to school and homeschool spot ideas linky party going on this month! :) I think it would be a wonderful addition to the collection of ideas for other mommies heading into back to school mode! :) http://www.thenatureofgrace.blogspot.com/2012/07/reading-spot-and-homeschool-havens-link.html

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I so needed to read this post. I've been thinking about how I can get better organized before my oldest starts 1st grade next month. These are great tips. :) Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch today. Hope you'll visit my blog post too! :)

Claiming Our Space said...

Great organization. Love too, that everything is off the desk and in plain sight. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That looks perfect. It looks like everything is covered! I can't believe that everyone is starting to talk about back to school. It seems like summer only just got here!

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