Vintage Kids Desk turned Pink Crafting Goodness
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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It looks like the top of the desk is white, is that right? What exactly was your paint process? I’m guessing you primed as well? Or used a sealer after painting? More info would be much appreciated. I’ve never seen a prettier girls desk. Thanks for posting!
Been looking for inspirations on revamping a vintage school desk for months now. My daughters desk I got at a yard sale has been sitting in the garage for 4 months… I finally found the inspiration I’ve been searching for! THANK YOU & Kudos!!
I realize this post is older, but I am hoping you can help me with what color or brand of white paint/spray paint you used? It looks so smooth and natural.
I saw the pink and gold spray paint brands you mentioned in other posts/discussions.
Any insight on how to paint the middle section would be greatly appreciated? (Did you you take apart the desk?)
Thank you and Happy New Year!
I’m not sure about the spray paint, it was most likely whatever was hanging out in my garage :) I didn’t take apart the desk I just taped off different sections with paper and painters tape and would wait a day between tackling the next color. Thanks!
I am so in love with this! And the white mason jars with the gold rings!! BRILLIANT!!!
Wow!!! That desk looks amazing!! I’m a teacher and I wish all desks looked that fabulous and fancy! Your little girl is so lucky! Thank you so much for sharing! :-) Dawn @ http://www.730moments.com
Kelly, this is creative and how I remember those desks. I agree with your girly girl that she couldn’t have that blue desk, LOL. I love what you have done with this project. That fabric from JoAnn’s is adorable. I can’t wait to get decorating our new house.
Thanks Cynthia, this was such a fun one! Can’t wait to show everyone her new room!
So glad your daughter liked the room – it is darling and so very girly. The wall accessories are really cute. She will spend many many hours in there. Terrific job.
Have a great week.
Thanks Mary, she does love coloring in here now!
This turned out so CUTE!!! I especially love how you made the wall accessories. I love the cork boards and think the polkadots make the whole board. She is one lucky lady.
Thanks mom :)
What a great deal of love and care was shown in this room. Your little ‘lady’ is lucky to have such a talented mother.
thanks Carol, you are too sweet!
I love everything about this, Kelly! The desk is adorable and all the little details on the wall are so cute! :)
How cute! Love it all, especially the polka dot burlap fabric! Bet you got a BIG hug on this one!
I got a hug and a scream, the best combo!
Kelly! Jaw is on the floor! That is TOO adorable! Your creativity seriously amazes me. Love it all!
Thanks girl! On pins and needles over here waiting to see what deliveries you got to your house this week :)
great job kelly :) your daughter’s so lucky to have a mom like you!
ha tell her that :) thanks!
Yes, VERY fancy nancy!!! I love it too. The whole space is just perfect, the desk, the inspiration boards, even those mason jars!
Thanks Chelsea, you will be in full on Fancy Nancy mode soon yourself with your sweet girlie :)
Oh.my.goodness…..it is all so cute!! I adore the polka a dot burlap fabric! You really gave that desk an awesome makeover too!
So pretty! I absolutely love her inspiration board. We have an old desk like hat in our shed. It might be time to update it.
oh lucky you! yes get to spray painting!
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