Portable Drawing Door Table


Now that the really hard physical work is over, we’re having fun arranging areas of the newly renovated offices and gallery.

Here’s a drawing desk I built using an old black door and some dusty sawhorses I found in the warehouse. I like that the hinges are still attached (except when I busted my ankle on one as I was moving the door into the room). The door knob is still attached to the other side, which makes is easy to carry around.


Last week while I was recuperating from the painting marathon, I decided to do a to-do-list drawing or collage (more on that tomorrow) each day along with the silly rule that I couldn’t open my laptop until it was done.

We know how well that worked — I’m way behind on emails and blog posts. That silly rule is hereby tossed out the window, and this week I’ll try to remedy my email backlog.

7 thoughts on “Portable Drawing Door Table”

  1. And people thought I was crazy to put a slab door over two saw horses. HA! I do quilting on mine so I upholstered my door with batting and muslin (now two layers thick) so that I can pin, iron and generally abuse the heck outta it. When I need the room for guests it’s easy enough to lean the door against the wall (instant headboard) and stack the saw horses in the garage.
    As for the fabric and stuuff… well, it can’t all be perfect.
    Super space!!!

  2. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while. I LOVE checking in with you to see what you’ve been up to. Don’t stress about going to the bottom of the pond for a while. Sometimes we just don’t have any more creative energy to spare.

    I was super bummed when I missed you in Cleveland for the taping of America Quilts (or whatever incarnation it’s in now). My DH works there and sometimes directs that show. It would have made my day to sneak up there and meet you. Maybe you’ll be back! 🙂

    Take time to take care of yourself!

  3. What a lovely space, great looking, I have been following your blog for a while and are a great fan of your work!

    I will post my new “art space/drawing desk” on my blog soon – so far I have only got to my studio (sewing) in order, thanks for sharing.

  4. Seems like I make a new one every week –always tinkering around with my schedule. Well at least it keeps me on my toes.

  5. and I thought I was the only one who made ‘silly rules’ in an attempt to further control my life! I like your new drawing desk: reminds me of a sewing table I had when we were first married, plus most of the work surfaces I now have in my dye studio!


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