I painted the walls white so her bright art would pop in contrast. I bought a $10 hollow core door at Habitat for Humanity and added metal brackets for support for the perfect work surface. I chose to leave it unfinished in case she wants to paint it herself.I scoured HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Michaels for art supplies on sale.
I filled the place with everything from colored pencils to Modge Podge.
A moving cart from HomeGoods works for extra storage and since it's on wheels, it can maneuver around for different projects.
With two eye hooks and some silver (spray painted) clothespins, I created a drying spot for her masterpieces.
I found a real artists easel on CraigsList that came with professional paints and brushes. Thanks to a seller's hobby that never took off, I racked up!
She loves her new art studio (and as a bonus, it doubles as a spot for homework and guitar practice). We added a portable heater for the cold months and with her new speakers, she fires up her tunes and goes to work! You can do a lot with a tiny attic!
bye bye birdie...