January 10, 2013
I finished the desk. I loved how it turned out, but more importantly, Emily loves her new art desk.
Here was the before:
Hands down favorite part for her is the chalkboard top. My dad did an awesome job making a new top for the desk. Thanks, Dad! It was pretty terrible before. In addition to at least 20 nasty pieces of gum, it had an entire corner broken off. So after he made a new top, I used chalkboard paint to finish it off.
I made a coordinating fabric drawer to go in the desk. She wanted to leave the other shelves open. I was happy to hear that. That was not a fun basket to make, but it sure turned out cute for her.
Then my mom found the chair for her desk. It was boring and brown, so I got out another trusty, rusty can of spray paint and now it’s perfect. Thanks, Mom!
Think this is a happy girl with her new desk? It was all she wanted for her birthday this year. I was glad I was able to pull it off for her!