Hope everyone had a great weekend. If you were one of the “lucky” ones to be hit by the blizzard of the century, I hope you stayed safe and warm. πŸ™‚ I was actually a bit jealous. Seeing all of the pictures on Facebook of people hunkered down with their nice warm blankets and a good book–it LOOKED so peaceful. πŸ™‚ I’m sure that was just a Facebook facade though and it wasn’t ALL hot chocolate and cozy fires. πŸ™‚

But I love a good snowstorm, even if I have to watch it on The Weather Channel from 100’s of miles away. My little guy Ty (10yo) is a Weather Channel fanatic, so he and I got to cozy up and watch it together. πŸ™‚

I love finding old pieces to repurpose and use in my home. So when I came across this gem…


I knew I had to have it. And I knew just what to do with it!! A command center for Lauryn’s (my 12yo) room. She had been wanting something to put all her notes and pictures on. And a way to stay somewhat organized. Or at least that’s what she told me. πŸ™‚

When you find these old pieces though, rarely are they clean. So, I went to town on this with soap and water and lots of scrubbing power. Got my arms workout in for the day. πŸ™‚ When I finished it looked like this…


We decided to paint this an ivory color. I enlisted my kids and a couple of their neighborhood friends to do this step. Little did they know, I was actually trying to occupy them with something to do while I worked on another project. πŸ™‚ They loved it!! And with their help, I was able to multi-task.


Although, by the look on Grayson’s face…he might have been onto me. πŸ™‚ And as you can see this was done in much warmer temps. It was actually October. I miss warm days…. πŸ™‚

After the paint dried, we were ready to start filling our windows…


All of that paint on the windows is no problem…since we’re covering it up anyway. πŸ™‚

Lauryn and I had gone out and chosen fabric a few days earlier. And I let her decide what she wanted each box to be. She chose: cork board, chalk paint and dry-erase sheets. We covered our first cork board…


Using this glue…


Then did the same to the other two cork boards and glued them onto each window…


A girl’s gotta have her sweets while she works…Halloween candy in the background.

At first we went with this white dry-erase board sticker for two of the windows and chalk paint for the other window…


But after the dry-erase sticker kept peeling off, we decided to go with black chalk paint for all three windows…


I actually ended up liking the look of this a lot better. So it was a WIN!!

I found these dainty adorable push pins on Etsy…


As you can see Lauryn has utilized this command center board very well.


She loves it!! And once again, it was a super easy project. And bonus…Lauryn and I got to work on it together. I love passing this stuff onto my kids!!






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