This was my last project. We have this little area between our foyer and living room.
It did have a desk. Major hot spot.
It never stayed clean and was always piled high with mess.
So I got rid of it!
Then I thought it would be fun to paint the whole wall in chalkboard paint.
Added a metal sheet for a magnet board.
Each kid has a metal clip for important school papers.
This relieved the overflow on the front of the refridgerator.
Underneath is a strip of hooks for backpacks.
And for fun I added this ballon dry erase message area.
Inspired by this pin, I could not find the paper, but made my own.
I simply used the black and white dotted paper and printed up a bunch of conversation balloons on Publisher and cut them out and taped them on the dotted paper.
The kids have enjoyed writing messages to each other on it.
Here are some pictures after I finally let them use the area (ie chalk all over it).
We have really enjoyed this space and no more clutter!