I've never had a proper place to store my artwork. In the past I've just used large, corrugated cardboard folders that I kept wedged behind furniture.  When we bought our house last summer and I found myself with an entire room to use as my studio, the first piece of furniture I wanted to get was flat files. I quickly discovered that the real ones were out of my price range, and I wan't able to track down any used ones.

Ikea ended up having something that suited my needs perfectly; it also fit my budget.  The shallow drawers are not quite wide enough to fit large sheets of watercolour paper, but since I mostly work smaller than that it's the right size to hold my original art. It also tucks right in under the table that my scanner and printer sit on.
I finally bought and assembled it a few weeks ago.

Could that be art prints peeking out of the drawer? More on that later 🙂


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