We have a closet in our kitchen. In our old place it used to be our pantry, but out house has a built-in pantry so this was not being used. The kitchen is the only room in the house that is not carpeted (minus the bathrooms of course) so it is where we do most of our art/play-doh. The pantry was being used to house a lot more than just art supplies and started to become one of those places in your house that you open the door, shove something in and slam the door shut before everything comes tumbling out.
|Art Pantry Before|
The cookbooks on the top shelf were relocated to the bookshelf that is in the bottom right corner of this picture. And I got rid of everything that wasn't art related and either tossed it or re-housed it elsewhere.
|Art Pantry After|
|Up on Top|
On top is where I house my laminator, postal scale and label maker (The label maker is MIA in this pic because it was in use).
The first shelf is for "Mommy's Stuff". It includes my magazine and project ideas as well as permamant makers and supplies that I just don't feel like sharing. :) Yes, I have my own box of crayons. I love coloring with my girls but don't like searching for hte colors I want or trying to use broken/unsharpened crayons. I know I'm not the only mom in the world with grown-up only crayons. Am I? The black labels are chalk board contact paper that I cut using a XXXL paper punch and liquid chalk pens.
The very bottom houses all the Play-Doh and accessories that go with it. This is an activity that we all join in as a family and emjoy. Tons of fun and the girls love playing with Momy and Daddy. :)