Pretty pathetic, huh?
Now it looks like this:
I'm not really a fan of reproduction 40's-looking fabrics, but I fell in love with Punctuation by Moda. These message boards are made of an old board game box that I just hot glued the fabric too. Then I made the rosette's out of old cds and glued on some cork board from Wal-mart, too.
And I've seen some really cute shelves around blogland. I bought this one unfinished from Michaels and stained it myself. Then I cut out an initial for each family member. I love that it's hung low so the kids can actually reach it and (hopefully) hang up their coats.
And it wouldn't be complete without a new calendar, right? This is hung on the adjacent wall. I added vinyl to a picture frame I had hanging around and I'm so happy it turned out well!
I color-coded each person's activities. Since my kid's fav colors sometimes change, I used fill-in circles so we can change them if need be:
And that's it! I also made a new file folder, inspired by A Bowl Full of Lemons, but mine isn't nearly as cool as hers, so you should really just click on over there to check it out.
Has anybody else been organizing?
Linking up to these great parties.