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So it’s official, we have a crawling baby!  Yayyy!  A long-time goal of mine was to get organized and knowing our baby was going to be crawling at any moment was a big incentive.

All done with the office so I thought I would share.  I LOVE seeing workspaces. Seeing the set ups that work for others helped me plan out my space.  Plain logistics played a part too and I found the perfect piece of furniture for my big printer to sit on at an antique store.  I could only fit so much on the desk and I wanted an open feel since my old desk was the kind with drawers and a hutch attached.

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This is the watercolor station.  I use my light table here too when I’m tracing my scanned images.

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Lightly packed bookcase for some reference materials.

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I have my cutting board and painting storage over here.  The top ALEX drawers are from IKEA (so happy we have one here now, I could scream) and they hold my paintings, rulers, stamps, ink pads, etc.  The lateral file is for all of our household files.

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A closer look at my messy watercolor station.  The flower painting was found at an antique store, I have a small addiction to antiquing/treasure hunting.

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A different view, baby needs a play area so this is one of  hers, in all it’s glory.

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Thankfully I have storage cabinets so I could get the open desk I wanted.  From left to right: mega Epson printer for prints, small Canon printer for scans, iMac, flat scanner is down below and Wacom tablet is on the brown boxes.

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My watercolor palette, spray bottle, paper towels are essential. There is a work in progress painting too.

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Everything up top I don’t reach for as much, I have been using the same 5-6 brushes lately.

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The Cool Cats painting I finished and posted yesterday.

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Some vintage bottles, a broken Baby Ben antique clock, 2011 Anthropologie sheep ornament and my Anthropologie E cup for my pens and pencils.

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Lastly, the reason why I can have some free desk space, this is my filing cart from The Container Store.  It is the BEST and it was suggested by Kacy Paide of The Inspired Office.  I file everything for  my art here.

Hope you enjoyed the tour, have a great day!

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Your room is beautiful so light and airy and your Cool Cats illustration is lovely.

    I would suggest you find a way to secure the book shelf to the wall. A crawling baby will be a climbing baby in no time and you don’t want it to topple on her. I had to secure stuff because my son was a climber. They never do it when you’re around but I’d walk in and he’d be playing with something from the top shelf. Yikes!

  2. erika
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Katie B! Thanks for the advice, we are baby proofing like mad and that is on the list. I’m in the room with her always but things can happen in a second with babies. If there is a way you secured furniture that you loved, I am all ears.

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