One of my outstanding projects in the family room is a command center/drop zone. This was my original inspiration, but that stuff is wayyyy too expensive). We always come in the house through the garage and there's a small-ish wall just inside the door that I decided would be perfect for a drop area. There are a few main things I want this space to accomplish:
-place for keys
-place for mail & magazines
-place to display invitations, cards, etc.
-place to store my purse and work bag each day
Right now most of this stuff ends up on the kitchen table or island. Therefore, our kitchen always looks a mess.
Here's the area I am working with:
I'm pretty clear on what I want to do with the wall space. This is a little drawing I came up with (to scale, of course ;)):
The shelves/hooks are already there (from Joss and Main), which take care of a "place to hang keys" and other miscellaneous things. I also bought this bright green magazine pocket from three by three. I plan to make or modify a cork board for above the magazine pocket to display invitations, etc. And I already have the basket for my bags. The one thing I can't decide on is what to do for a counter space. I originally wanted just a shelf there, so that I would have a lot of room under it to store things. But then I got to thinking that since I'm so indecisive about this, a movable table may be better. I really liked something like this:
I was planning to start building something like that, but then I saw this, and thought "Hmmm, it would be nice to have drawers to store stamps and other mail-y things":
I'd be fine with the building the shelf or the first table, but I'm not particularly confident that I could build something with drawers. (The reason I wanted to build it is because I have very specific dimensions and finishes in mind). Maybe I can convince Greg to check out some stores with me this weekend :).
So what do you think? Should I go with a shelf, a simple table, or a table with small drawers? Is there anything I am missing for this space?
Thanks in advance for your help!