Mom DIYs an Awesome Art Area for the Kids

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GreenB's kids' new art area

CafeMom GreenB recently gave her garage a makeover and turned it into a creative art space and playroom for her two sons. Aren't her boys lucky kids?

I love this little creative arts and crafts corner. So organized!


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children's craft corner
Here's what CafeMom GreenB had to say about this cool DIY project:

"This project was very budget-friendly. We had a garage we wanted to convert to a playroom. First, I stained the concrete floors and painted the wood paneling. We installed molding (which we still need to paint). Then we built the art area out of repurposed materials. I used medium-density fibreboard (MDF) to build the desk and shelves between an old armoire and a pantry shelf.

I searched yard sales for glass jars and anything else I could use to organize the arts and craft supplies. Several ideas are from Parents magazine and Family Circle, such as using sugar shakers for string. I love the idea of using clear containers so things are easier to find. Basically, you can use anything to organize such as old spaghetti sauce jars, old vases, etc.

The cork board and the shower curtain rod are great for displaying art (and hanging wet paintings).

I built the wood cubbies on top with plywood, wood glue, and finishing nails. The canvas totes are sold anywhere for about $5 each. I used scrap paper to make labels for these. Each plastic shoe box houses different craft supplies and are labeled for easy access. I installed a towel rack under the desk to hang hand towels for easy clean-up."

Wow, GreenB, I'm impressed (and never ever showing this super-rad kids workspace to my boys... they'll put me to work! hee hee).

Do your kids have a spiffed-up craft center, art area, or creative workspace?


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