A carousel was the perfect idea (purchased from Hobby Lobby). It was meant for a table top but I sat it on the floor instead.
The wall of windows in my studio worked well until the sun set. Without good lighting, I had to put off painting until the next morning.
Then I discovered the Daylight Tabletop Magnifying Craft Lamp (available at Amazon, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Walmart).
The daylight lamp enabled me to paint at all hours of the day or night. (The magnifier takes some getting used to and will come in handy one day.)
I love my daylight lamp and the paint carousel worked fine until my paint collection expanded and my desire for organization (and keeping like colors with like) put me in the market for something new.
I found this 10- drawer organization cart with multicolor drawers at Sam's Club for under $30. (The drawers also come in black and clear.)
|10-Drawer Rolling Cart|
The daylight lamp and rolling cart not only solved my evening painting and organization dilemma. It also proved invaluable when Winter weather arrived and my enclosed balcony was too cold to spend much time in.
I just rolled my paint cart into the dining room and tucked it into a corner for easy access. The tabletop daylight lamp didn't take up much room on the dining table.
Are you wondering what happened to the paint carousel? It became a storage spot for some of my smaller, painted rocks. (And yes, those are egg cartons used as organizers.)
I'm looking forward to warmer weather so I can move my lamp and rolling cart back into the enclosed balcony again. I miss the view!
- Daylight Table Top Craft Lamp
- Daylight Table Top and Floor Lamp Video
- 10-Drawer Rolling Cart
- 3-Bin Rolling Cart
© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks