DIY Family Command Center Projects

With school , and holidays and day to day family mayhem, (I say that with love) keeping everyone on track can be tough. These DIY family command center projects will make sure your home runs smoothly, from the last backpack out the door in the morning, to the PTA meeting that night. Oh, and they look cute too!




DIY Family Command Center Ideas


Our feature project is a DIY family command center by ‘The Caldwell Project‘… Ok, I need this! I especially love the magnetic / dry erase option, and more than that… I love that she added the little plants. Makes it pretty, not just functional!



The Willows‘ created a chalkboard wall for a craft room, then hung metal organizers over that… Perfect!



From Bri at ‘Emerson Grey Designs‘, this family command center message board makes keeping track of school work easy! She tells you where she got everything to put this project together as well.



From Megan at ‘The Homes I have Made‘, this DIY family command center is fun, bright and makes you happy just looking at it! Look closer though… I adore her sticky note board! Brilliant!

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This family command center from ‘BHG‘ is super easy… Just take a large frame and remove the glass, paint the back side the color of your choice. Allow to dry, then replace the glass (painted side down, non painted side up), then use dry erase markers. Easy, and you could find a frame that size less expensively at a thrift store.



Simply Kierste‘ made this DIY message board, and it has so many cute cubbies for storage, and amazing little details like her magnetic numbers. Great tutorial!



Lastly, from ‘Post Road Vintage‘ this salvaged window was fitted with an old barn board shelf with “L” brackets, and she added chalkboard paint to make it a cottage style organization station… Love!


Did you get lots of great ideas for your own DIY family command center? Good! We think you will also like Hide the Ugly : Outdoor Eyesores, and 7 Steps to an Organized Fridge!

Image Credits: The Willows, Emerson Grey, The Homes I Have Made, BHG, Simply Kierste, Post Road Vintage
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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