Organizing Kiddos Coloring Table

IKEA is #1 for organizing space solutions. 
Last year when our office was converted to a playroom, I purchased just about everything from furniture to shelves, to decor from IKEA. One of my favorite things in the playroom is this:
It’s mounted on the wall above the kids’ art table and keeps crayons, markers, stickers and stamps. And it has worked out GREAT! I really wanted to have something like this for their table in the family room but didn’t want to make the trip up to IKEA. So, instead I decided to create my own. 
Check it out:
Not bad ‘eh? 

I purchased most of my supplies from Lowe’s. I’m sure I gave the men quite a laugh as my two boys and I went up and down the isles searching for these items. I knew what I wanted, just didn’t know where to find them! From Lowe’s: 
1. 1/2″ thick dowel rod
2. bag of S hooks (that would fit snuggly on the rod)
3. package of two  unfinished wooden finials
4. can of satin finish spray paint
Not pictured are: 
5. 3 baby blue tin buckets from Michael’s dollar bins 
6. 2 curtain rod holders which I got, as luck would have it, from the thrift store.

I spray painted all the pieces, including buckets with a couple coats of spray paint.
 After they were painted, my hubby mounted the rod holders on the wall, cut the dowel rod to size and attached the finials to the rod. 

I organized the buckets. . .

then hung them on the hooks.

           Before:                                     After:

  

      

Total cost was probably about $10.
I’m also going to grab some curtain rings, the ones that have the little clips like these (but not from Lowe’s –  too expensive), to slip on the rod to hang their artwork. Clever :)

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19 thoughts on “Organizing Kiddos Coloring Table

  1. Just stopping by after seeing your link at seven thirty seven. This project is wonderful!
    I'm going to go nose around some more!
    Have a Blessed Day!
    Biz

  2. This looks incredible! I have spent countless hours trying to find just the right organizational method for our art supplies. Nothing seems to work just right. I'll be giving this a try!

  3. You are a GENIUS! Love it!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  4. This is an awesome idea!!! … I'm a new follower of your blog! Can't wait to snoop around for some more cute craft projects! :)

  5. Kelly, if you're reading (I didn't have an email address), I got the table and chairs from IKEA. They were natural wood and I painted them black.
    Jen

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  7. I’m wondering if you know the name of the rail and bucket system you used in your playroom. I love your take on it in your family room!

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