Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Little Desk

I found a little children's desk at a yard sale a month or two ago. It sold, with the chair, for two dollars. The desk was pretty ugly in it's natural state, but I knew that with a little paint and some creativity, it would be cute.

So I bought some spray paint and went to work. After I painted the old metal a nice shade of chocolate brown, and lined the cubby spaces with cute paper, I still had the old ugly laminate wood top that needed some fixing up. It had old sticker residue stuck on it, as well as lots of scrapes and chips.

After a bit of procrastination, I decided this morning that I just needed to do something with it. So I cut up squares of some scrapbook paper, used my Mod Podge, and made a little tile mosaic on the top of the desk.


It's far from a clean-cut professional job, but it's a huge leap from what it was when I bought it. Now all I need are a few baskets to fill with art supplies to go into the cubby space, and a cute container to fill with some colored pencils and markers to set on top.

13 comments:

Bobbi said...

that is ABSOLUTELY the most adorable thing ive ever seen!!! I went garage salin' this am and found nothing. YOU ROCKED on that desk remodel!

runningfan said...

Fantastic! You do amazing work.

Me and My Girls said...

SO SO SO cute! I am amazed at how talented you are! Love it.

Megan said...

What a great deal - and you turned it into something that someone would pay much more for - and you get to keep it and have your kids create amazing arts & crafts (or homework) on.

kdaygirl said...

Nice job. Goof Off works good to get sticky residue off of things. We used it all the time at the antique store when I worked there and now we use it at home. They sell it in hardware stores.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Oh dear - I really like this!

Sharon said...

i love it! it's so pretty!

annie said...

you always have such creative ideas! i love them!

BrittanyLane said...

So cute!

purejoy said...

i am loving it!! i adore the color and think it will make a great little art table. soooo cute!

Jenni said...

That turned out really cute!! Great job!

Chloe said...

Very fun! Love it!

Valerie said...

I love this!! Now I am going to have to find a beat up table and make one. I wish they had yard sales over here. Or second hand stores at that! I really miss america!!