If you follow me on instagram you know a few weeks back I scored these awesome old kids desks for $10 a piece! I know right?
Best find ever! Little man’s desk looks kind of perfect in his room just the way it is but my favorite girly was having none of the blue for her room.
“Why would you buy me a dirty BLUE desk mom? That doesn’t go at all!” oh ye of little faith…
I left it as is for a while trying to decide what to do with it and my daughter steered clear of it preferring to craft in her “office” (the playroom closet) instead. I finally contacted her “assistant” (a pink teddy bear named Kenzie) and was able to get a meeting in her “office” long enough to discuss paint color options for the offending old blue desk. She was really torn between, gold, pink or purple sparkle rainbow (!).
Well as much as I love a purple sparkle rainbow…we went with Ballet Slipper from Krylon and Gold Metallic spray paint by Rustoleum.
Now it is the perfect girly desk, fit for a crafting diva like my girl.
But what new office is complete without an inspiration board and place to display your works of art?
So, I took the old frames that use to hang above her bed, painted them white and made little bulletin boards out of them. I cut a piece of scrap wood to the right size and wrapped it in batting. Then covered the whole thing with this totally fun pink polka dot burlap fabric from JoAnn Fabric.
Next I hit up the dollar bin at Target and scored these cute giant pushpins and paper clips, a few of them even got the gold spray paint treatment too.
I made a couple fun little signs to display with painted cardstock and some Thickers, (think stickers, but thicker, hence the name…) also from JoAnn.
Oh and her cute crafting supply jars are just old jars I had in the cabinet which I spray painted white and gold.
The final verdict from my diva –
“This is the prettiest desk ever, it’s so shiny and gold! Very Fancy Nancy mom!”
Which is basically the highest compliment any 6 year old girl can give :)
I’m about this close to being done in here and can’t wait to show you all the full room reveal, hopefully next week!
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