After their daughter Savannah was born, Liz Small and her husband, Eric, finished their basement and added a crafting space. They wanted to make room for both Savannah and Liz, a graphic designer for Terry Bicycles, to get creative.
Liz says a Pottery Barn desk inspired the space, though she ended up buying most of the supplies at Michaels and the Christmas Tree Shops for just $75. "I'm a do-it-yourselfer," she says.
Now 4, Savannah loves to spread out her paints and paper on the desk, and the Smalls love that they can keep those supplies organized. A big bonus: Because the living room is adjacent, Liz can make cards while Savannah plays, or Savannah can paint while Liz folds laundry. Pretty crafty, indeed.
- A repurposed door makes for an extended work surface.
- Art supplies are sorted into easy-to-reach buckets.
- Scissors are stored up high, where kids can't get to them.
- Wrapping paper and ribbon hang from dowels on the wall.
- Paper lanterns add light and color.
- Old-school desk, a roadside find, is a work space just for kids.