Ok, so the chances of my ever having one of the gorgeous WindRiver taborets are fairly slim. Even the odds of my getting one like the Best easel/taboret combination for $1200 are not very good. But there has to be something to replace my wobbly, puppy-chewed bookcase.
So, I started poking around at kitchen carts. For less than the price of the so-called taboret mentioned previously, which is really just a wheeled cart, you can get something like this:
If you want to get a little fancier, you could spend almost $300 on something like this:
If you really want to get super-duper fancy, you can spend under $400 and get a granite top (although what you'd do with it as a palette or palette holder, I don't know. But it would look nice until you got paint on it.).