The Art Room

Jan 23

Yes, the kids are spoiled…for the next 6 months, at least. The rental house happens to have a couple extra spaces that I set up specifically for kid activities – outside of the playroom shared yesterday.
I know! Wish I was so lucky at their ages to live in this dreamland.
Just inside the entry of this home…

And off to the right is a little space with a huge window. The owner said it could be set up as an office or formal sitting room. But when I saw the room thought it was the perfect space for art projects, puzzles and games…

The sunny space makes me want to sit down and be creative.

To make the space warmer, the hardwood floors are covered with an area rug that used to be in our home office. In the center of the room I placed the colorful kid-sized table and chairs…

This shelf, that used to be in my daughter’s bathroom, is perfect for holding art supplies, games and puzzles…

As I packed the playroom during the move, I widdled down the inventory quite a bit to this manageable amount. The art caddies are on the top shelf because they hold items that need mom or dad’s help (glue, scissors, glitter).

The easel fits perfectly in the corner, too…

All 3 have enjoyed spending time in here. My 8 and 6 year old’s love building and recently discovered these magformers…

While my 2 year old (almost 3!) daughter loves to create pieces of art with stickers and pens….

…all while wearing a cinderella dress…

A few years ago I created an easy and simple art string display that would work well in this space. Those 3m adhesive picture hanging strips are great for living in a rental home – they allow you to pretty up a space without putting holes in the wall. As soon as I hang some art string in here, I’ll share the update. Until then, the kids will be busy creating in this space!

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  1. So lovely! Where are the table and chairs from?

  2. Samantha, I loooove your blog! Just discovered it yesterday and am loving what I've been able to read. This art center is adorable. And I love the shelves with the canopy, can I ask where you got them? I saw similar ones in abc distributing catalog and am considering purchasing for my daughter's room. I can honestly say I've been really inspried by your projects to tackle some big organizing projects in my house! Keep up the great work!

    • thank you so much! you are so sweet! really glad to know you are enjoying the blog so far. that is really the mission here – to keep it simple and share projects i am actually doing day to day. i'm a busy mommy and don't have time for much else. so, thank you! enjoy!!!

      the shelf came from land of nod. when i previously shared the shelf in another space (the previous home we lived in, which we owned and recently sold), i tried to find it on their site to link up…but it appears they aren't selling it anymore. 🙁 maybe the source you mentioned would be a better bet?? i do love this particular shelf because of the lighter color and the ability to close it when you don't want the contents showing.

      sorry i couldn't be of more help!

      thanks again!!!
      samantha 🙂

  3. Angela says:

    Fun room! I love the open space and how everything is organized!

  4. Hey Samantha,

    Looks so fun! Also looks like you all got really lucky with a super nice rental house. This question is a little off topic but seeing all your labels makes me think of this. What type of label maker do you have? Would you recommend it? Why do you like it? I guess I don't know enough about them to even look at the descriptions and know why a certain feature would benefit me. Hard to believe something so simple as a label maker can have me so confused!



  5. hsmominmo says:

    cute, cute, cute. It may be a rental, but you do have a beautiful home!

  6. I love following along with you and even though I don't write a comment on every post I am here reading every word. I love the art room! Great job Mom!!!

  7. […] making meals. it’s a good way to keep them occupied while i am busy. a few weeks ago i shared our art room here at the rental house. the kids spend a lot of time in this room coloring, playing games and […]

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