A little artist’s work space

Posted on October 13, 2014


One day, I laid out paper and crayons on the kitchen floor for Mali and I to color. She sat down next to me and tried to figure out how she was going to rest on her knees, lean into the paper, hold her balance, and color. Seemed kind of silly that we did not have a child size table. 


After searching for design ideas, I found a Potterybarn kids table, which became my inspiration. Mali uses the table for tea parties, drawing, painting, snacking and everything in between. 


The idea of having a table with an endless roll of paper is a good one, so long it is in a supervised area; ours is in the kitchen. Think of a toddler left alone for three seconds with a roll of toilet paper.  

*My friend gave me the Boos butcher block several months ago. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, but I knew it would be a great top for something. It was put aside until the right practical and purposeful design plan came along. Thanks Sean!

The image below shows the bees wax sealant on half of the table.  It really preserves the wood beautifully and I don't have to worry about any chemicals because all it is is beeswax and olive oil.