The child loves to hold a PEN!

kids table at Pottery Barn

Well, not quite yet. But she’s real fond of pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, lipsticks… you get the idea. She loves holding the pen JUST the way I hold it. (And she’s been doing that since 14 months) She has defaced my pristine white lacquer desk, my new ottoman, the lounge, the carpet, the new pink breast cancer research cutting mat and books.

kids table at Pottery Barn

Kids’ table at Pottery Barn with a roller of paper to keep table clean as well as provide drawing paper.

A few months ago, I spotted a kids’ drawing table from a Pottery Barn Kids catalogue and have kept it in mind ever since. Now it seems high time to revisit that idea. As Australia is not privy (and will not be forever – I checked with PB) to the range of furniture Pottery Barn has to offer, I have to scout around for other options and see if I can DIY something for Bubs. Here’s what I found and thought were GREAT ideas!

This table has a sunken top to fit same-as-tabletop-sized paper. Made to insert an A3 or like sized paper.

Kids table to fit art paper

Kids table to fit art paper

Cheaper version of the above PB table and meant for younger tots. Includes a safe paper cutter at the other end, which means the era of popping Bub’s artwork on the fridge is near. (Thinking of making colourful corkboard blocks instead as we like our fridge magnet-free.)

Cute red kids table with roll of paper attached

Cute red kids table with roll of paper attached

Plywood version of the above PB table, albeit without drawers or paint. (Mothercare UK)

Plywood kids table

Plywood kids table

She can rock when she wants to… or turn the rocker-for-two upside down and she’ll have a table for two!

kids table and swing convertible

kids table and swing convertible

8 August 2007

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    AnastasiaC

    10 August 2007

    i wish we hadPottery Barn in Australia…I check out their online catalogue and drool!

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