Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kid's Organized Art Area

Let me tell you how happy I am to finally be posting this! This means I have finally gotten my act together and created a clean and organized space for my children to create in! It has been on my to-do list for a long time now. I've gone through all sorts of different storage options for their supplies and I think I've finally landed on something I am happy with and so excited to share with all of you.

I found the white table and stool at Target. The white table is normally $49.99, but I got it on sale for $39.99. I had eyed it for a couple of months and happened to walk by it again one day when I saw the sale, so I had to grab it up. I am now kicking myself because I should have grabbed two...I do have enough space next to it for another one. I think I'll be getting another one. The stool was $11.99.

The bar and buckets are from IKEA. I knew I wanted 3, one for markers, one for crayons and one for colored pencils. The bar was $2.99, each bucket was $3.99, the "S" hooks were $1.99 for a set of 10, and the wire basket was $3.99. The wire basket is used to hold their stickers. I used Martha Stewart chalkboard labels.

For the wall holding their papers and books, I used some wire racks that I found at TJ Maxx and/or Marshalls {I have a few of these around the house and I've gotten them from both places}. They were $14.99 each.

I used a white paint marker from Hobby Lobby to label them. The paint is washable with rubbing alcohol should I ever want to write anything different. The printable you see above the racks is one I designed myself - and a quote I made up myself:

I wanted the area to be a positive space for them while they create. I think it will make them feel good to read all of the signs. Tanner is the only one that can read them right now!

The other wall has two bulletin boards by Board Dudes that I had already. They were from Target. I thought it would be great for them to be able to pin up their favorite works of art. And the rest of the wall is filled with more positive printables!

Here is one happy boy using the art area:

So there you have it - our finished art area for the kiddos!

Verdict: They love it!

Here is a full view again:

What do you think? Please remember to pin it if you love it! xoxo
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Buttons said...

Wow! So organized and looks so much nicer than the mess our arts and crafts area has become! This inspires me to get over there and whip it back into shape!

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Unknown said...

This nook is wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you! Will you double check my blog, I don't see you following!
Excited to see more!

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Thanks, CC - I follow it through BlogLovin!

Gretchen said...

That looks great--so fun! And I bet they'll love having a place to display their artwork right above the work space, too :)

KG said...

I love love love this post!
I love how organized things are.

I'm a new follower.
If you have a home organization blog post that you've done or are doing in the next month - I would like for you to link it up at our Linky Home Organization Blog Hop since April is Spring Cleaning month over at our blog. Link up now:

Kristen said...

Love how this turned out! It is so cute!
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Julia Kendrick said...

This is just too cute! You did a wonderful job! Pinned! Juila @

Unknown said...

Omg thank u Julia!

Erin said...

Awesome space! Love those little buckets from Ikea.

Found your blog through the KG Blog Party, and saw you live in Charleston! I'm a few hours West, in Greenville :)


Unknown said...

I love this! I am in the process right now of redoing my sons toy room and I wanted some way for him to do his arts and for me to display them. I have to bookmark this page so I can look at it better this weekend when I shop. Thanks! New follower from Savvy Southern Style.

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Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

What I think? I think it is an AMAZINGLY well-organized nook you've created for your little one! Thank you for linking it up at our linky party at !

Unknown said...

I love this space! So adorable!! I featured this on my linky party, Thrifty Thursday! Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you again!


Jamy said...

Sooo cute! I have the IKEA rod but have the colorful plastic buckets instead. Thank you for the tip on where to find the wire racks. I made my own (haha) out of cereal boxes! Would love to have them be more sturdy, obviously!

KG said...

Loved this art space.
Stopping by again.

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KG said...

As you already know, I loved this space!

Just wanted to let you know that your featured little excerpt will be up on my blog tomorrow.
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Emily A. Clark said...

It is definitely a positive place for them to create - love it! Thanks for linking up!


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