Putting together a kids creation station

I recently put together a kids creation station using a corner of our little boy’s room. It’s a toddler-sized spot where he can draw, color, read and cut paper (safely).


When looking for a table to serve as our little guy’s “work station,” I employed my two thrifty commandments for choosing furniture, which you can find here.

As always, the piece had to be affordable and it had to be versatile. My goal is to make sure a piece of furniture can serve in at least two different capacities – three is even better. I’ve even gone so far as to keep the finishes the same in several different rooms. This way, as our family’s needs change, we can move pieces, such as dressers, nightstands, etc., from one room to another without sacrificing the style of a space or needing to replace an entire set.

Purchasing furniture that can do double – or even triple – duty is one surefire way to keep your budget in check and extend the useful life of your stuff.

For my kids creation station, I chose this blue accent table from Sauder.


It’s just the right size to keep a few non-toxic and washable supplies on hand for him to use to create his masterpieces.


At 2 years old, he already loves to color and craft like his creative big sister.


I added a few tiny wooden easels to display his future artwork. I spray-painted them silver to make them cohesive and match the decor.


I’ll be painting the walls in his room very soon and the vibrant blue of the table will work beautifully with the new color palette I have planned.

When our little guy outgrows his creation station, I can use this table in several other ways, perhaps as a coffee table in the office/bonus room, as a nightstand in our daughter’s room, or as a side table on our covered front porch.

You can see this blue accent table styled a variety of ways in Sauder’s Lookbook. (Spoiler alert: There may be a few Living Rich on Less photos featured there, too.)

Lately, I’ve been getting braver and using more bright colors in the spaces in my home. According to the HGTV article, “Color Trends: What’s New, What’s Next,” neutrals are still the safe choice for larger purchases, like cars, sofas or carpeting. But pops of bright and trendier colors are showing up everywhere in accent pieces, as a great complement to a neutral backdrop.


I’m taking baby steps by adding pops of color in spaces like our children’s rooms. I’m loving the results so far!

Have you considered adding bright colors to your neutral spaces?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

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