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Family Command Center{One Tough Mother}


Hey y’all!  I’m Kirsten from One Tough Mother, a crafty little blog.  I’m a wife to a really handsome hubby (4 1/2 years of marital bliss!), proud momma to a gorgeous 10 year old daughter…I’m a working woman who dreams of crafting for a living.  I share my crafts, organizational tips, and other such random-ness on my blog, so stop by and say “hello”!
I’m super excited to be guest posting here at The CSI Project!  Thanks to Dee for the invite to hang with you lovely people.  🙂  This week’s challenge was “Pin-spiration” – to recreate something I pinned on Pinterest that inspired me.
I fell in love with this awesome idea – the original Pin that started it all:
family command center
So, the story is basically this:  We moved into our new house 2 months ago, and I’m learning to deal with a smaller kitchen (trade-off is that we have a killer bar in the basement…totally worth it).  Anyway, we have some…well, issues that could use some organizing.
Example #1:
{Kitchen counter-top next to stove}
Example #2:
{The floor in the kitchen next to the pantry}
Example #3:
{Kitchen counter top above sink}
Pinterest to the rescue!!!!
I have this lovely wall that’s not doing anything…just chillin’, being a wall.  It’s right next to kitchen counter AKA the Family Dump Station (see photo above).  It’s perfect.  Check out what I did.
The equation goes like this:
{Cool Table from Target}
{Bulletin Board from Target}
{Two Cookie Tins from Dollar Tree}
{Super Stylin’ Washi Table}
{Inbox/Outbox Bulletin Board}
{Magnestic Chalk Chore Charts}
{Dry Erase Calendar}
Here are a few more shots of our new Family Command Center!
We are loving our new organized space.  It’s so nice to reclaim my kitchen counters and floor – no more messy doggy bowls!
Thanks so much for letting me share my project with you!  I loved the challenge!  🙂  Be sure to swing by One Tough Mother – I’ll be sharing detailed tutorials of all the little projects that make up my Family Command Center.


  1. Kirsten says:

    Here’s the link to the DIY Chalk Chore Chart tutorial –

    Enjoy! 🙂

  2. labbie1 says:

    Great idea! Those cookie sheet chalk boards are genius! I really like the dog bowls and may have to use that one!

  3. Kirsten says:

    Laurel – glad you enjoy my sense of humor 🙂 You gotta laugh at life’s messes sometimes, right?! Stacey-Lee – yes! You’re command center rocks my socks, so THANKS for the “Pin-spriation”!

  4. Stacey-Lee says:

    Love how it turned out, all organised with a place for everything. Glad my little command center could be of inspiration 😀 Off to check out your blog Kirsten and more of this one!

  5. Hahaha, I am not sure what I like more the end result (which is awesome) or the comments you make on your before shots!

  6. Kirsten says:

    Thank you ladies! So glad you like it! 🙂 We are seriously loving our new Command Center, and Shannon – we love the bar, too! No more CRAP!!! 🙂

  7. Bethany says:

    Great organization and ideas! Kirsten is the best!

  8. Shannon Fox says:

    What. You don’t love crap, crap and more crap? OMG… and the never ending paper. Where does it all come from? Love your solution. Bravo for you!! And congrats on the new home. (and the BAR too) 😉

  9. Such a great idea and use of space!

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