An Old School Desk Makeover

I have been on the hunt for a cute desk for my daughter for awhile now.  I figured it would be a nice to have a place for her in my Mom Cave, (and more importantly, keep her out of my dance space, if you know what I mean). 

I found this cute little desk at a garage sale for $10.  Perfect.  Compact.  Even has storage space.  Score!

But it definitely had a case of the blahs.  Nothing a little bit of spray paint can’t fix.

I still think it needs a little somethin’ somethin’, but this is a start.  I’ll know it when I see it.  Maybe a monogram or a stencil on the seat or the desktop?  But for now, at least it has lost its old school look (literally), and fits in with the Mom Cave.

Never underestimate the power of spray paint!  A little high gloss celery green on the chair and some glossy white for the desktop, and we’re in business.

Add some markers and set the stage for creativity…

Throw in a basket of goodies to keep her busy (and get her ready for kindergarten in the fall)!  Sniff.

A nice little nook for my girl to get her creative groove on while Mama does the same.

Linking up to:
Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Feature Friday
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Nesting Place – Best Yard Sale Finds Ever


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    June 3, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Ha! What are the chances that we would simultaneously post madeover school desks! I am a marathon runner and have three kids too. I guess I better become a follower to see what else we have in common.

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    June 3, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Very cute!! I would LOVE to have a couple of these for my sons' playroom!!

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    Kellie Collis
    June 3, 2011 at 4:44 am

    What a lovely transformation! It's adorable! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    June 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Very sweet, Jenny! I'm sure she looks real cute sitting at it and working away! : ) I could definitely see "1 2 3" or "A B C" across the back of the seat.

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    June 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Cute, cute! Adding a stencil will look great too!

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    Mandy @ This Girl's Life
    June 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Adorable! My husband and I are trying to find similar desks for our boys. What a great find and I love what you did to it.

    Mandy @ This Girl's Life

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    Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating
    June 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    So cute! We have a little desk like this for our son, I've been trying to decide how to redo it. Love how yours turned out!

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    Abby's Mom
    June 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Super cute! I have one just like this but I sprayed the top desk part with chalkboard paint. My kids (3 1/2 & 1) never tire of coloring on it. Best thing I ever did!

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    Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made
    June 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    VERY Cute! Great idea to include a space to encourage her creativity and it looks so pretty in those colors!

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    Comeca Jones
    June 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Cute as pie.

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    ❀ JoAnne
    June 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Love the desk and you painted it the perfect color! I bet your daughter loves it and it is something she will always remember – making memories!!

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