Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
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farmhouse command center

Don't you just love a good organization project, like this super-simple farmhouse-style command center? Take a look at our video and instructions, where we’ll show you just how easy it is to take a few pieces of wood, a little chalkboard paint and wood glue to make your own handy organizer.
Step 1
Project Note: Have the project image handy to use as a guide for placement.
 
First, let’s paint! Squirt a puddle of black chalkboard paint onto your paint palette; then use a foam brush to paint your basswood rectangle plaque and the wooden word “Home.” Let each piece dry.
 
TIP: Be sure to check your paint coverage and touch up any spots that may need a little extra paint. 
Step 2
Next, paint your mini crate and the three wood spools with white chalky paint. Let these dry completely, too. 
Step 3
Now, use wood glue (following the directions on its packaging) to attach your mini wood crate onto the pallet, at the center of its right-hand side. Gently press the mini crate against the pallet to make sure it’s fastened permanently. 
Step 4
Next, glue your three wood spools in a row, a few inches below the mini crate so they’re at the bottom right of your wood pallet. Again, after gluing the spools to the pallet, gently press each one to make sure it’s secured to the wood. 
Step 5
Glue the word "Home" to the top right of the pallet, above the crate. Place it so that the top half of the "H" extends above the pallet’s top edge. Once more, gently press the word to the pallet to make sure it’s secured. 
Step 6
Almost done! Use more wood glue to attach your chalkboard painted plaque to the left side of the pallet. Gently press the plaque against the pallet to make sure it’s fastened permanently. Fantastic!

TIP: We know you’re excited to use your new command center, but make sure to let all its pieces dry completely before you hang. 
 
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