The older I get the more I’m realizing that I just have to come to terms with the things that I will never be good at.
Walking through a room without bumping into something
I’m pretty much permanently stuck at a 1st grade level when it comes to my artistic abilities. Actually, that might be stretching it a bit.
Let’s just say that I’m typically the last person chosen when it comes to picking teams for Pictionary.
Fortunately, though, we always have the hope that our kids might redeem our short-comings, right? And when I realized that my daughter was showing considerable artistic talent I was not only beyond impressed at her ability but also relieved at this chance for redemption.
Our playroom recently hit ‘puberty’ and is going through some changes. Gone are the wooden train table and little red play kitchen and in their place are a Foos ball table, dart board and media center.
And now there’s one more addition. A space for my little artist to call all her own complete with a desk, display space and this fun lamp she helped to create.
I picked up this white desk at a garage sale for $20 and an inexpensive upholstered cube is the perfect seat. It tucks right under the desk which helps maximize space in this room.
When D. Lawless Hardware asked if they could send me some of their hardware I knew exactly where I wanted them to go.
These beautiful antique milk green glass knobs were the perfect way to add a pop of color and vintage detail to the desk.
Above the desk, a framed bulletin board gives my artist plenty of room to display her creations.
And numbered galvanized buckets provide storage for all of her artists tools.
Blank sheets of paper are at the ready in a wire basket. A ream of printer paper wrapped up under the tree might have been her favorite Christmas gift last year!
The addition of a piece of laminate (cut to size for free at Lowes) protects the top of the desk…
…and also provides even MORE display space.
This one is my favorite.
My sweet girl absolutely loves her art center.
And as her mom, I want to encourage her talent and create opportunities for her to develop it.
And, I’ll admit, I’m also hoping that someday when we are all playing Pictionary together and it comes time to choose teams and she hesitates for a moment over whether or not to select her mother, I can say “But remember when I created that amazing art center for you?”
I’m not above a little guilt. Isn’t that what mothers are for? 😉
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