a mini work station is my fave

January 16, 2013

My friend Kirsten is a work-from-home mom too. She found that every time she tried to sit down to her computer and squeeze a little bit of work in, her four-year-old would instantly be climbing all over her even if she had just started her working on her own project. She just wanted to be right next to mom. So Kirsten came up with the solution to create a mini work station for her daughter right next to her desk so that they could work side by side. It turned out pretty cute so I wanted to share.
mini workspace
mini workspace
mini workspace
mini workspace
PicMonkey Collage2
A few tips to create a similar work station for your mini human:
– Organize the markers/colored pencils/crayons by color so they’re easy to put away in the right spot and they’re easy for your kid to find what they want. To keep them more contained, Kirsten just cut up shipping tubes and covered them with washi tape.
– Place a bin for trash right under their feet so it’s easy for them to sweep the scraps right into it.
– Hang a cork or magnet board up right near their desk for them to instantly showcase their creations.

sources: mini desk and chair from thrift store; wall organizer, cube bin, and things bin from Land of Nod


  • On January 16, 2013 , Gina said:

    Such a cute space. The corners of our home change with the seasons. I’ve been thinking a bit of rearranging is in order.

  • On January 16, 2013 , Monsterscircus said:

    Wondeful space, really love the colours, it’s a feast for the eyes! Thank you for sharing!

  • On January 16, 2013 , Katie said:

    Looks awesome! That thrifted kids chair is great.

  • On January 16, 2013 , Vicki said:

    I love the colors!

  • On January 16, 2013 , melissa blake said:

    that is a great idea!

  • On January 16, 2013 , brooke @ s + b said:

    How awesome is that? I have the same situation with my 3-year-old and I always feel terribly guilty when I know he just craves my attention but I really do have to work. Maybe I’ll try something like this.

  • On January 17, 2013 , Elisa said:

    This is full of great ideas! I love that they can work right next to one another. And her daughter is so adorable!!

  • On January 17, 2013 , Lexy said:

    Well, this is just super cute. I love the mailing tubes covered with washi tape. Great idea. Daph is so cute in her lil’ workspace!

  • On January 17, 2013 , brooke said:

    I absolutely love this idea! And now that i have an office/sewing room im working on a statiin for my littles. Thanks fir the inspiration! xo

  • On January 17, 2013 , Lashley said:

    Super cute, Melanie and Kirsten!

    Your photos are looking great these days, btw.

  • On January 18, 2013 , Stephanie @ henry happened said:

    This is so cute! And so true! The minute I try to get anything done they want to sit in my lap – or the baby wakes up. 🙂 Love that ballerina coloring book.

  • On January 20, 2013 , Heather said:

    Oh that is so cute. I want to do that for my daughter!!

  • On February 2, 2013 , lyndsay said:

    so cute!! love the idea… i have a mini workstation but imagine a mini MINI workstation beside my mini workstation!? oh cuteness.

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