Laurel loves it too. She's my little buddy in here most of the time.
Pens and pencils make me giddy.
I love the view and the natural light. I'll show you how to make this table in a second...
When I was unpacking I found a folder full of "just for fun" sketches I had done...brought back some nice memories. The bottom two pictures (the raccoon and the snail) were pre-drawings for a some murals I did years ago.
So, do you want to know how to make a nice, big work table and not spend a lot of time or money doing it? I'd bet that you can figure out what I did just by looking at them...but I'll tell you the steps anyway.
Items purchased for one table:
Two cabinets from Lowes ($30 each)
One 28x80 inch interior hollow slab door unpainted ($28) also from Lowes
One bottle of Linseed oil (or any oil for wood finishing)
Bag of small "L brackets" (I didn't end up needing these but I put heavy things in my cabinets and on my table top so it wasn't going anywhere)
Step one: Build your cabinets
Step two: Place the cabinets where you'd like them in the room and put your slab door on top. Make sure they are centered under your new table top.
Step Three: Fill them with heavy things like books (or beloved Martha Stewart mags that may or may not have moved with you seven times now), also great for printer paper storage!
Oil your table tops. We had a wood counter top island in our previous house and I adored it. So easy to take care of and it felt so warm and beautiful. I feel like I have that counter top back but for literally 1/8th of the price. I used linseed oil but a mineral oil would have worked great too. It just sucked up the oil and gave me a nice natural finish. If you get a mark and want to remove it, just sand it away and re-oil!
The closet still needs some work but this is what I've done so far:
Having this much space just for supplies is a dream. The End.
Love having all of my fabric where I can see it...very inspiring!
Laurel loves cutting "Arn" and decorating her favorite little dog a dear friend (Hi Lori!) made for her when she was a tiny baby. I love that we can all create together in here..plenty of light and space.
I'll show you my computer desk area soon and keep you updated as I actually put things on the walls (why is that so intimidating?!)
If you have any questions about the table just ask. 'Til next time!