Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Updated Lap Desk

I have another little thrift store redo this morning! I found this beautifully contructed/poorly painted lapdesk at Goodwill about two weeks ago for $1.99. I thought it was really cool, but wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do with it. That afternoon, my friend and coworker, Laura, was asking for gift ideas for a friend's 2-year old daughter. I took her out to my car to show her the little desk and she fell in love with it! She told me the little girl loves pink and we went from there!

Now I KNOW I took some before pics, but I can't find them anywhere. (Kinda makes the whole reveal a little less dramatic, doesn't it?) If you can picture in your mind though--the little desk was painted white with a horrible stencil in gray on the top, then covered with a polyacrylic that turned yellow at some point in the last 10 years. Just sad.

Here are a few pics from mid-process. I used a wonderful, deep pink from Sherwin Williams:

If you really squint, you can still see some of the stenciling on the top of the desk...even after using a sander!

I used chalkboard paint on the top of the desk, and then added some fun polka dot fabric to line the inside. I also cut out some flowers with my Sizzix and added buttons for the centers. I was happy with how it turned out and apparently the sweet little gift recipient was very pleased with all the pink!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm hoping for a break in all this rain at some point today! UGH!

1 comment:

Gael said...

What a wonderful gift for a little girl. She will be using it for years; fat crayons through pens and notecards. I love the way that your "upcycles" are so bright and energized!

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