P & K are turning two later this fall! Yeah..TWO! And with toddlers comes a lot of stuff. A.LOT.OF.STUFF! To keep them busy, entertained and learning, we've introduced art and craft supplies into their space. Mornings are currently spent creating 'works of art'... handprints, abstracts and fingerpainting are the mediums of choice. And who knew stickers could provide endless opportunities of fun?! But with two little Picassos comes a whole lot of chaos during art time. Not to mention, where are you suppose to store all these supplies?! I love on Pinterest how organized buckets of crayons and paint supplies are artfully displayed on children's craft tables. However, our 'craft table' is also their 'play table' and 'dining table'. And a bucket of crayons would only entice my little ones to draw all over the house. My dilemma?
How can we organize our art supplies so they're easily accessible, while also being tucked away when not in use?!
Initially I was looking for a cabinet with drawers. I knew I wanted something on wheels, that could easily be rolled into our pantry for storage. I looked everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE! All the drawer systems I found were either WAY too expensive, or those that I found to be affordable, were way too flimsy! Anything that's around my toddlers needs to be sturdy and capable of handling some wear and tear. That's when I came across this piece, loved it, but just couldn't commit to one of the colors (it comes in black & turquoise also). Yes, we could spray paint, but then cost would start to get up there, making it more than I wanted to spend. So, I continued to search for a rolling cart, preferably in white, then BAM...thats when I found this guy for $30! We added book plates to give it a slightly more polished look and used bins to corral crayons, markers and stickers. My organize loving self is in Type A bliss! You can find the entire source list at the bottom of the post! Hope this unit inspires you to create a more organized lovable home!