Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A Freshened-up Art Center
We set up this art center nearly a year ago, and even though I regularly go through it to make sure it stays organized and stocked, lately it seemed to need a bit more attention. Some spring weeding, organizing and cleaning and a few additions went a long way to inspiring new projects. I think I'll have to buy a third stool and ask the girls to scootch over so I can join them.
We all really love this set up. It makes it easy to find things, easy to put them away, and easy to move materials to different parts of the house. I've accepted the fact that no matter how enticing I make the art center, we will sometimes want to work at the dining table, on the kitchen floor or at Mommy's feet while she types away.
I'm sure you all recognize the bins, stools and table from IKEA. The plastic baskets and jars are from The Container Store. I love the look of glass jars filled with goodies, but glass is a bit heavy for us to deal with. So these light plastic jars with lids that pop off easily are perfect for now.