May 9, 2008

Apartment Overhaul, part III

Ah, we've come to the final round of our apartment chronicles. I made Lara an art desk:

Art Table 2

From IKEA: Vika Amon table top, Vika Oleby table legs, Index curtain rod hangers, Mala drawing paper roll, brushes, paints. From the hardware store: wooden dowel, cut down to size with a handsaw.

Art Table 3

Turns out what you need to get a kid interested in art is to actually have a place to make said art. Shocking.

Art Table 1

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! - Love, Nancy

mwg said...

what a great project - really creative use of IKEA stuff.

Roberta said...

You are so creative. I love each of your apartment overhaul ideas. I intend to shorten the legs of a wooden table from the thrift store, for my younger children, but adding the hardward and paper roll would make it perfect!
Turns out what you need to get a kid interested in art is to actually have a place to make said art.
Exactly our issue!
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!! Do you have a shot from far away so I can show DH and force him to make an IKEA trip and build us one? :-)

Amy said...

Thanks for the great idea. I'm going to do something similar on my craft table. Just have to find a paper roll locally, since we only get up to Ikea once or twice a year.

tracey@paperdollsforboys said...

That looks great! About how much did it cost to put together? Sorry if that's a tacky question, just curious before I get all excited about making one too!

yonster said...

hey! I just found your website. spent about last hour surfing through it! You are super creative. and I lived in Philly too! I'm a photographer/painter/crafty/sewing... wannabe! haha you have and have done so many things. I actually just came back from ikea to get the table for my kids. what a coincidence! nw, you are very creative! love to see more~
-Yon

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