When you live in an aprtment and you are an artist it seems that every part of your living space becomes an art making space. This is the breakfast nook in our kitchen. It has been converted into a storage space for paintings and a place for me to set the drying paintings. I do most of my painting either in the kitchen, sitting on the floor or sitting at the coffee table. We have an easel but I have never used it. Amazingly I get more excess paint on my shirts then I ever do on the floor.