Friday, September 21, 2012

Artsy work station

My daughter was running out of space to store all of her art supplies, so we decided to add some shelving above her desk. Now her paints, brushes, canvases, pastels, and chalks have an organized section that also doubles as decor. We decided to go for a raw wood and iron look. The industrial look didn't make us scared to spill a little paint on it.

Here's a close-up of the first shelf. We got a vintage tea set in a thrift store to hold all her brushes. And an old mail filer became a home for her paints. The frames I got from Ikea, they're old pastels and brushes, perfect for the theme.

For the second shelf, we wanted to make all the chalks, pastels, and paints look uniform. They all came from different stores and brands. So I cut open the center of each box for more display area, and spray painted the boxes a glossy black. It really made the colors of each medium pop more.

Here's one of the original boxes for her watercolors, and the spray paint process.

And we also picked up an awesome ceramic owl from Target to house her organic wood color pencils.

Thanks for reading and for your comments.

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