If you love arts and crafts but don’t have anywhere to do it inside of your home, or perhaps you want to make sure that your kids can enjoy arts and crafts freely, then you might want to transform your garage into your own arts and crafts center. If you do this properly, you can keep your home free of paint and mess, and create in peace. Below you’ll find some advice to help you:
One of the first things you’re going to want to do, is consider your storage options. If you have a lot of supplies, then you’re going to need to store them safely so that they continue to last and don’t go hard or unusable in any way. If you use certain things more frequently, then you may want to make sure they are easy to grab. For example, you could use storage that hangs on the wall so you can easily grab what you need. Other ideas include:
- Draw dividers
- Paint tube racks
- Studio desk tidy
Whatever you decide, make sure your arts and crafts center is designed the way you like it. If you are designing for your kids, too, make sure they are going to find it easy to put everything back the way they found it.
Now, how about those work stations? Having easels to paint on can be great but sometimes not enough. You may want a desk, or another kind of workstation depending on what you want to make. If you’re going to allow your kids to use this space, you could even have larger and smaller tables so you can get creative next to one another.
Keep It Safe
If you’re using paints and other arts and crafts equipment, it could easily become dangerous in a smaller room. Fumes can be harmful, to both you and your kids. Make sure there’s appropriate ventilation, and that you consider installing a new garage door to keep it secure. It could even be a good idea to have a monitor in there or a CCTV camera so that even if you’re not in there, you can watch your kids.
You don’t want to care too much about the floor. If you do, then you can always put a sheet down – however, you can’t really avoid spills and things. Don’t bother investing in a brand new floor, especially if you’re going to be using a lot of paint and other messy materials.
Display Works Of Art
Keep the arts and crafts center looking happy and bright by displaying works of art once they are dry. Find a way to hang up your children’s and your own pieces.
If you don’t have a lot of natural light pouring into the garage, you may want to rectify this by adding lighting yourself. Just try to make it as close to natural as possible – yellow artificial lighting may ruin your work.
How will you create an arts and crafts center in your own garage?