Farmhouse Style Family Command Center

Hey hey and happy Monday guys! How was your weekend?! I sure hope it was relaxing and you’re starting the new week bright-eyed and full of spunk this morning. And ideally well caffeinated too. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing. Today I’m excited to share our farmhouse style family command center. I’ve been wanting to create one of these in our home for a long time now, I just never got around to doing it. But now that my son is in school everyday, I knew it was time to get my act together and actually get myself organized. I wanted a place in our home for everyone to keep track of our different schedules, important dates, school papers, deadlines, etc. I originally wanted to put it in our kitchen, but since we’re pretty tight on space in there I figured the hallway between our mudroom and front door would make the perfect spot. It’s the first thing we all see when we walk down the stairs in the morning, so it seemed like a natural fit for a little family command center.

Farmhouse style family command center

Farmhouse style family command center Farmhouse style family command center

I didn’t have much space to work with, but I put this simple command center together using a few vintage pieces, like the old window and the shutter, with a couple of new things. I wanted to make sure we had baskets for important papers, so when I found these really cool wall baskets I knew they were perfect–they’re just the right size for this spot. Once I had them hung up I added the little chalkboards to the front.

Farmhouse Style Family Command Center

Farmhouse style family command center

Farmhouse style family command center

That’s an old 3-panel window there on the left that I turned into a dry erase board. I also added a cork board in the middle, which is super handy. If you’re curious about all the stars it’s actually our chore chart for the kids. We give them stars when they help around the house or do nice things for someone else in the family. We also take stars away when they’re disobedient. Then when they earn 15 stars we let them get a small toy or take them to do something special. It’s super simple, but very motivating for my kiddos. They love earning their stars and they have a complete meltdown if they lose a star for any reason. Works like a charm!

Farmhouse Style Family Command Center

I found this awesome chalkboard calendar the other day and I looooooove it. It’s exactly what I wanted for this spot–it’s super easy to write on and it I really like how it has the empty area on the right side. I thought that would be a good place to highlight important things that are coming up each week or write out any goals we have as a family.

I love the fact that this hallway space isn’t very big, but I was able to make it work as a functional and organized family command center. And I’ll be honest with you guys, I’m not the best at staying on top of important dates like school picture day or back to school night. I usually remember last minute and then I’m scrambling around like a crazy lady. So having those kinds of things written on a large calendar that stares me in the face every time I walk down the stairs is going to be super helpful. I need all the reminders I can get. And I love having the wall baskets here too. Hopefully that means I won’t be putting important papers in random places anymore. All good things!

So glad to have you drop by the blog today, I hope you all have an amazing week!

Goodies in the post:

Wall Baskets: HERE

Distressed Chandelier in the entryway: You can find it online HERE

Chalkboard Calendar: HERE

Small White Chalkboard: HERE

Metal HOME Cutout: similar one HERE

Other posts you might enjoy: 

Farmhouse Style Wall Storage & Organization

Farmhouse Style Gallery Wall for Spring

How to Get Organized with Vintage Decor

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30 Comments

  1. Sharon Isaac wrote:

    Another great idea Sarah! I’m sure lots of us mums will find it helpful. I don’t know how you do it, especially with one at kindy and a new baby in the house. Love your blog and look forward to reading what you’ve been up to. I kinda feel like I’m getting to know you. God bless you as you squeeze it all into your day.

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  2. Nikki wrote:

    Looks great, Sarah! You will definitely enjoy having this area with your son being in school.

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Nikki, it’s already coming in handy. I love it!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  3. Angie wrote:

    Really cute! What size wall baskets did you use? Right now the small and medium are both out of stock on the website. Have a blessed day!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh bummer, I’ms sorry they’re sold out! I used sized medium–I think they were like $8 bucks a piece.

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  4. Mother Henn wrote:

    Are those chalk pencils? I’ve never seen those, but would love something like that for our board.

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes they are chalk pens. They’re awesome! They actually came with the chalkboard calendar I bought, and the smaller white chalkboard below came with them too.

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  5. Mother Henn wrote:

    Also, what did you use to connect them to the board?

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      They actually came with those magnets that secure them to the board!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  6. Sarah wrote:

    so cute! Are those chalkboard pencils make united on the chalkboards? I’d love to know where you found those!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Argh! Should say mounted on the chalkboards- not make united!

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Sarah! Yes those are chalk pens. They’re so awesome! They actually came with that chalkboard calendar I bought. And the smaller white chalkboard below that one came with them too.

      Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  7. Is that a gallery wall going up the stairs? I would love to see a post about that and how to create a gallery wall!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  8. Susan wrote:

    That is such a great idea! Love the baskets! And I’m so drawn to old windows! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
  9. Rhonda S. wrote:

    Impressed as always Sarah~ I know you won’t miss anything now, right?
    The command center fits in with the rest of your decor perfectly!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Rhonda. Fingers crossed I won’t miss a thing now!

      Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  10. Jennifer wrote:

    I am obsessed 😍😍😍
    So of course I went out and got everything. Love your style ❤️
    Keep it coming please!!

    Posted 8.14.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Jennifer that is so awesome, I love that you went out and got all the stuff to re-create this in your home! I bet it looks fabulous!

      Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  11. Jennifer Menard wrote:

    I spy the cuties fire place in the background of this picture. I would love to see a full picture of it please!!!!

    Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  12. Tracie wrote:

    I came here from Pinterest to see your command center…but what caught my eye is the drapes hung in the background! Ok, what do you have the small ring clips hanging from on your larger rod? I’ve been all over my town today looking for large ring clips for the large rod but cannot find them anywhere! Please share how you have yours hung?!?!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I couldn’t find any large rings either so I just used a bit of twine to hang the clips from around the curtain rod! Not ideal but an easy fix!

      Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  13. Kim wrote:

    HEY GIRL
    I bought the rachel wall baskets on your recommendation but I think you said they were a medium in an instastory –so that is what I bought and they ARE HUGEEEEEE!!! EEEKKK!!! I think I need small but they are now out of stock…
    Can you give me the dimensions on yours??? I am so confused?!?!

    Posted 11.7.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Gah! Kim, I am so sorry. I think I had the size wrong. I thought I bought the medium size, but when I measured them just now they’re actually the small. I’m so sorry, I must have been confused on the size!

      Posted 11.7.17 Reply
  14. Carey wrote:

    Hello! Do you by any chance happen to know what the name of the wall paint color is? Thanks!

    Posted 12.26.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi! It’s Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams.

      Posted 12.26.17 Reply

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