Over the past couple of months, one of my favorite spaces in the house had become one of my least favorite spaces in the house. The art table. It looked like this:
ALL of the time, it looked like this. I'm all for getting messy when it comes to art, but I'm also all for cleaning it up when you're done.
It never got cleaned up.
But it's not Walter's fault. The more art supplies he got, the messier things became. It's hard to clean things up when there's not really a place to put everything. So I made a place to put everything. This was such an easy fix, I can't believe it took me so long do it. One trip to the thrift store and I found this cute wooden tote.
$2.00. And it was red. Perfecto! I used some wide mouth jars and a few tin containers (found in the dollar section at Target) and just like that, the supplies were organized.
The best part – when Walter saw it, he could suddenly find things he didn't even know he had.
He spent all day at that table. And when he was done, it was all cleaned up.
Grampa built the art table and chairs, and cleverly put storage areas under the chairs for paper, coloring books, etc. The oatmeal container holds crayons.