I am desperate for more space in my sons’ shared room. I’d like to replace their much-loved easel with TROFAST storage but am wondering if there is a hack that could transform TROFAST into a kids art easel?
I am imagining a chalkboard and or whiteboard cover over the openings that can slide over or flip up somehow and accommodate a paper roll for painting.
Wishful thinking or possible with the expertise of better hackers than I? I would be so grateful!!
I think there are several ways to look at the situation. Hope my ideas will be suitable for your boys’ room.
Wall mounted easel
Firstly, the easel. I’m assuming it’s a MÅLA easel? Even if it isn’t, it doesn’t matter. An easel does not necessarily have to take up floor space. You can mount it on the wall or on the side of a wardrobe. So don’t ditch it yet, you may still find space for it.
You can disassemble it and blend it seamlessly into the room. You can even turn one side into a magnetic board if you wish. (Good for hanging metal pen containers). View the full tutorial.
Add drawing surfaces to the TROFAST sides
Here’s another idea. How about using the flat sides of the TROFAST unit as drawing surfaces? I would suggest having two TROFAST units back to back to get a larger drawing surface. Add a piece of wood, such as MDF or plywood to the two sides to join the two units together and get two flat surfaces.
Hope that has been helpful. Let us know what you come up with.
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