Ok, so my project for the week turned out great. I am really happy about how it turned out.
J is 5, and needed a desk, so I had been on the lookout at garage sales, thrift stores, and on Craigslist for months. Why would I not just buy a brand new desk?
A. We are on a budget and B. He is a 5 year old boy...one who breaks things, spills things, and ruins things faster than the speed of light.
Remember last week when I found this little gem about 20 minutes away from my home for the low, low price of $25????
Two days later....this is what I came up with...
I think it looks good in his room. Eventually, I am thinking it needs a piece of glass cut for the top. But that will come later. Basically, I just sanded this bad boy down, gave a coat of brown paint that I had left over, put a top crackle coat on it, sealed it, drilled the holes for the drawer pulls, screwed in the pulls, and called it a day. I really like the super light crackle. It is very subtle but just gives it a little something extra.
$25 for the desk and $12 for the super cool drawer pulls. How cool are those??? I love that they are big (for little hands) and have that industrial look.
Thank goodness he finally has a space for all his coloring books, crayons, and art supplies :)
Now he just needs a little chair and he is ready to go!