Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A New Corner of Our Home...2

Over the last few months my kids have all shown a lot more interest in art. I do guided art projects with them regularly, but now they are all interested in drawing and coloring more often on their own. I wanted to set up a space just for them where they could go at any time and have all their art supplies ready and accessible.

I went to Home Depot and bought the two pieces of wood and painted them white. My husband screwed them into the wall for me and I hot glued the black clips from Target's dollar section on there so they could have a rotating art gallery.
I've had these three letters forever; all collected from Goodwill trips at various times. They all got a coat of black spray paint.
I had the silver buckets from Ikea and I threw away all the old mismatched, dried out, and broken markers and crayons. New art supplies are so inspiring! There is a strict rule to always put the lids back on:)
I found these magazine holders in the dollar section at Target. They hold coloring books in one and drawing books in the other. White drawing paper is all set to go in the organizer.
We set this up for the kids Sunday night so when they woke up on their first day of Spring Break Monday they would be surprised. They were all proud to see their artwork hanging and they have already used this space constantly.

I spent less than $18 on everything and used what I had. I'm pleased with the area but I'm really happy to see how excited my kids have been using it. The neighborhood kids have been enjoying it too!:)

11 comments:

sara's art house said...

CUte, cute, cute!!!! Wow- I love it! I love the "A-R-T"!!!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

looks great!

BahamaDawn said...

that is such a sweet little space! great job!

Mary said...

Great space, and I love the painted stool.

Chrissie, congrats on your new book!!! I saw it over at Lori's blog.

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Mrs. E said...

Love it! It's so great to have a spot just for the kids to create!

Tara said...

Too cute! Art inspires...
Hugs,
Tara

Diva Kreszl said...

such a lovely, creative spot! you are giving your children a gift they will have forever :)

Juliette Crane said...

what a fun spot for artwork! thank you for being so inspiring. i just adore your blog and can't wait to stop back again.

best wishes to you!
juliette

Adrienne said...

i love this! very kid friendly... wish the lid rule would work for my classroom ;)

JapaneseSensei said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. I put in a similar one for my 6 yo DD over the Labor Day weekend. She loves it. We applied glitter to the ART letters and found instructions for our own PB knock-off art display wire. Clearance sales yielded the perfect decorations and tiny mini totes for pens, markers, and pencils. Thank you for this inspiration