One of my "goals" that I wrote about at the beginning of last year in this post, was to improve our family command center. I called it a "goal" instead of a New Year's resolution because we all know what happens to New Year's resolutions, right? Well, I should have just called it a resolution because short of making the rustic framed chalkboard wall to write out our weekly dinner menu on, that was about all I did for our family command center.
I'm still not setting any New Year's resolutions this year, but I do like the clean slate that a new year gives me. I like starting off with a clear calendar, a fresh start, an opportunity to reflect on the year past and maybe do some things a little better than I did last year. So, in an effort to be more organized this year, I decided that one of my first projects of the year would be...TA-DA! Our family command center!
Our command center is in the kitchen/dining area which is open to the living room so, I wanted it to be pretty, as well as functional. Which is always the best of both worlds if you ask me. ;)
For our command center, of course, we have to have a calendar. A place to keep track of all of our appointments, school schedules, important events, holidays, and birthdays. I found this one at Target, of course! I swear, I'm there so often that some of the cashiers have started to recognize me. I loved the blue and white and it was the perfect size, which I don't even remember what that is now? Size perfect.
I just guestimated the spacing of the fabric tacks. I positioned them all around the frame to get and idea of how far apart I wanted them spaced. I just eyeballed it to make sure they were spaced out evenly. Then, I used my tape measure to see how far apart they were and used it when I actually went around to hammer them in.
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