DIY Command Center

DIY Command Center

DIY Command Center -Crisp and Clean

What you are about to witness is a real life DIY Command Center from a real family home. This is not a simulation:) please enjoy! It is almost time for us to prepare for back to school and I am in organization mode, as is most of the year actually. There is always something to organize, am I right? Here is a nice DIY room decor project to help inspire, it is our family’s home DIY Command Center -Crisp and Clean reveal! It is full of helpful tools to help start the school year off right while keeping the household and family in order during those busy weekdays.

If you remember my free printable ‘Clean Routine’ checklist set from our Home Organizing 31 Day Detox Diet Challenge, I have provided an new free printable for this project the ‘Plan of the Week’ weekly worksheet that can be made into a DIY Dry Erase Board to save paper and printer cartridge ink. Full list of sources are found at the bottom of this post!

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Real Life- DIY Command Center
Easy | Affordable | Quick Weekend Do it Yourself!
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Use things around the house that can be helpful to you in creating an organized space that will streamline your days during the week. Have an ‘information’ hub and command central will all the dates, schedules in one place will help organize time and easy schedule conflicts.

BEFOREDIY Command Center makeover reveal real life before- SWEETHAUTEI wanted to lighten this space as much as possible. It was a desk inlet nook near our kitchen of this rental house. Placing the DIY Command Center here made perfect sense because this is where the family naturally congregates.

DURINGDIY Command Center real life faux Marble counter top fix- SWEETHAUTE

What a big difference this faux Marble Counter top made in bringing light and chic design to our little DIY Command Center!!
DIY Command Center apply faux marble contact paper for a boost of light- SWEETHAUTE
When adding removable faux marble contact paper to your surfaces, make sure to apply in this method above. Roll onto surface while at the same time removing the wax backing. Do not remove backing then apply. This will make it much easier to manage and reduce the amount of bubbles and wrinkles.

AFTERDIY Command Center Makeover ideas SWEETHAUTEDIY Gold Stripe File Cabinet Makeover

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This a quick and easy DIY room decor project that will save money yet make a visual design impact on a dreary filing cabinet. Look at that gold metallic shine! I am a fan of gold, silver, and rosegold…it can brighten any space and add pops of light…

DIY Command Center ideas SWEETHAUTE DIY frame dry erase board or tray

DIY Frame Tray or Dry Erase Boards

These are perfect for my ‘Clean Routine‘ and ‘Plan of the Week‘ free printables. Simply hang on the wall and use a dry erase marker on the frame glass.


DIY Recharge charging center ideas refresh center ideas clipboards- SWEETHAUTEWhere I hang my list printables, worksheets, and checklists. Details below… We really love our ‘re-freshen’ station, aka ‘lazy susan of awesome’ which holds lots of essentials that can avoid a trip upstairs to grab sunscreen, lip balm, or hair brush.


DIY Command Center family decor ideas DIY clipboard makeovers reveal- SWEETHAUTEHere is where some of my DIY Clipboards are for my printables…details below. They are great for hanging important papers, invitations, and children’s artwork.


DIY Clipboard Makeovers Tutorial Gold Geomentric tribal- SWEETHAUTE

DIY Clipboard Makeovers- Metallic Gold Geometric

Clean Routine Plan of Week Free PrintablesFree Printables ‘Clean Routine’ Checklist {Cleaning Schedule}

‘Plan of the Week’ Worksheet {Days of the week Plan}

DIY Command Center charging station recharge ideas SWEETHAUTE

Then I keep the ‘next’ month’s calendar within view so I can reference when scheduling and planning events around our family’s work and school priorities.

DIY Command Center Marble Counter top style - SWEETHAUTE

I am very fond of my faux marble counter tops, if this were not a rental, I would definitely done a more permanent fix. I cannot wait until we return to our home we ‘own’ so I can change some of the counters to real marble….just glorious!

DIY Command Center details…

DIY Command Center room decor ideas swing top bottle- SWEETHAUTE

Cute and simple swing top bottle to hold flowers…

DIY Family Command Center straw jar flamingo design style ideas- SWEETHAUTEI love the look of the aqua mason jars with the paper straws. This works perfectly since I house some of our water bottles here for convenience for ‘on-the-go’ family.

DIY Family Command Center straw holder for water bottles- SWEETHAUTE

It doesn’t have to be perfect, just DO it and you will be happy with the results:). My oldest daughter said…wow how did you make this so beautiful….and I said ‘lots of love and work…!’

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Command Center TOP Essentials

DIY Command Center Includes|

Faux Marble Counter Top

‘Main’ Month Calendar- Dry Erase

‘Next’ Month Calendar– Dry Erase

(2) Cream White Pin Boards for Pictures, Notes, Art.

(2) Cream Window Shape Organizers for Clipboard Lists, Supplies, Cards, Pictures.

(2) Magazine Holders -White

Clipboards -for lists and important reminders.

Notebook / Journal


Mirror -for freshening before heading out the door.

Recharging Station

-DIY Charging Station

-DIY Refresh Recharge Kit

Filing Cabinet- Gold Stripe

Crate of Water

(2) Woven Ratan Trays


Frame Trays and Dry Erase Boards

(4) Pails for supplies and pencils

Dry Erase Markers

Magnetic Pencil Holder



The current month’s ‘Main Calendar’ to keep you on track.
DIY Family Command Center Calendar- SWEETHAUTEMain ‘Current’ Month Dry Erase Board. My original plan was to re-do the inside of this dry erase board since I didn’t care for the pink, but I couldn’t get into the back of the glass since it was stapled shut through the wood frame. I will think of something, or maybe the pink will grow on me?
DIY Command Center top diy idea magazine organizer- SWEETHAUTE
Magazine holder that I keep my favorite magazines handy and nearby for reference and inspiration.

DIY Command Center Makeover ideas SWEETHAUTEOur DIY Command Center came out really nice and suits our needs, I used many things I already had on hand around the house and then I went to the local ‘awesome’ home goods stores to find great things at amazing prices instead of paying full price.

DIY Command Center charging station recharge ideas SWEETHAUTE

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Flower Clipboard– Marshall’s $2
Geometric Clipboard– Marshall’s $2
DIY Dry Erase Frames/ Trays– Dollar Store $1
Geometric Zipper Pouch Black and White
DIY Recharge Charging Station
Dry Erase Calendar– Home Goods $36
Magnetic Dry Erase Board– Office Depot $11
Wood Crate– Walmart
Mint Lazy Susan Organizer– Home Goods $14
Flamingo Paper Straws– TJ Maxx $2
Gold Straws– Target
Silver Large Mirror– ‘Free’/ Target
Gold Clock– Target
Marble Clipboard– Home Goods
Woven Desk Tray– ‘Free’ /gift basket holder
 The only items I to purchase to make this DIY project happen was the Mint Desk Organizer, 2 Dry Erase Calendars…one was also magnetic. Everything else I had on hand and just brought them all together in the space where they would be most useful.
Enjoy! I hope that you like this post and that it was helpful to you in some way. Please leave a comment below to let me know you have visited. Thank you so much for visiting, let me know if you have questions. Have a organized day!!! 🙂
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