Meet The Art Pantry: create an art table in your home

Create an art table in your home

I’ve always been a creative person but in the busyness of life, maintaining some kind of “artistic practice” is challenging.

My boys are now ages nine and six and I want to encourage their creative endeavors. For a while now, I’ve wanted to provide them a space to store their art supplies and to be able to sit down and make something on a whim. When I discovered The Art Pantry, I knew I had found my solution.

The New Playroom e-guide is beautiful, practical, easy to read and so inspiring that I ordered the e-guide late one night and put our art table together the very next day!

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Here’s what I did:

1. I chose a table.

I immediately thought about the IKEA desk in the boys’ bedroom. The top wipes off easily and it’s a great size.

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Tucked into a corner of our family room.

2. I chose a spot.

As soon as I considered the desk, I remembered that they rarely used the desk in their bedroom. The e-guide reminded me that it was probably because they didn’t like to be isolated from the rest of the house.

So I thought, “Why not put the art table in the family room?”

We don’t have a television in our family room so it really is where we gather just to play games, hang out and do our nightly gratitude and prayer time. They could be in the hub of the house and visitors to our home could also use it.

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Bookcase, table, chair, lamp and memo board.

3. I gathered supplies. 

I had just done the Konmari Method in the boys’ bedroom and playroom so our art supplies were already gathered together. I love art so we had a LOT of supplies.

I shopped the house (which just means looking at what you already have instead of going out to purchase anything) for baskets and buckets and grabbed our “how to draw” books, my adult coloring books and blank notebooks.

I bet you already have a lot of the supplies, too.

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Markers, colored pencils, rulers, paint, scissors and more.

During our decluttering and tidying up, I’d emptied out a small bookcase in the boys’ closet so I measured and, sure enough, it fit the corner of the space perfectly. Beyond that I just added a little-used desk lamp. I already have a memo board hanging in the space so we can hang our finished projects there.

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Bookcase stocked with supplies and more room to grow!

4. I put it all together.

The e-guide lists the supplies you’ll need and, again, we already had quite a lot of them. In the weeks since, I’ve purchased more at the back-to-school sales.

I love how it turned out and my boys sit at the art table to do homework, write in their gratitude journal and of course to draw and color. Cutting and gluing are also favorite activities so I make sure it’s stocked with kid scissors, glue and tape. They’re not constantly bugging me for these supplies anymore, either.

I envision grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles using it with our boys, too. Who could resist??

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This e-guide is a MUST if you’ve considered having an art table in your home–or if you’ve wanted to embrace creativity at home and weren’t sure how.

There are ideas for spaces of all sizes and even outdoor spaces!

The Invitation To Create was wonderful, too. I love the concept of setting something out for your kids and “inviting” them to create. You WILL be inspired and the kids WILL love it!

It would be especially fantastic for moms of prechoolers and homeschool moms. It reminds me of the “bell work” I put out every day for my 4th graders when I taught school except these are a lot more fun! It gives your kids something to do while you start your day. I hope to start doing them on weekends for our boys.

I can’t recommend these e-guides enough!

Be sure to follow The Art Pantry on Instagram and Facebook, too, for lots more inspiration and creativity. I am in love with everything they do.

 You can go here to read more from The Art Pantry.

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About Tabitha Dumas

Seeing women showing UP to their life authentically and confidently--THAT is what excites me. I am a strategist, bringer of the fun, trail blazer and agent of encouragement offering creative and effective strategies to help women elevate their image and expand their influence. I'm also a magazine junkie, dedicated wife, fun-loving mama, bargain shopper and story teller trying to use my powers for good in this crazy world. I love my life!
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