Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rebekah's School Desk

I found this desk at our local Goodwill.  I wanted it, but they had $9 on it.  Were you aware that they will come down on their prices?  I wasn't, but I found out that day that they do! :)  A beautiful little girl over in the Windy City is going to be home schooled this year.  She needed a desk, and her favorite color is lime green.  I set to work.  First thing to do was clear the big mouse nest out!

I spray painted all the metal silver after sanding off the rusty spots, and found it was much easier when I removed the back support pieces. 
I finally bit the bullet and bought some Polycrylic.  That stuff is expensive, but I'm tired of risking my white furniture getting scratched up - especially knowing the wear-and-tear a desk will get - and we all know polyurethane turns white yellow and then you just want to scream, tear out some hair, and leave the country for awhile. You know, you've been there!  Or maybe you haven't, because you read Miss Mustard Seed's blog and would never do such a dumb thing.

Another obstacle: I didn't have an lime green paint.  I had a small crafter's acrylic paint of green, yellow, and white.  And I'm pretty sure you know now how I got the lime green paint. :)  I stenciled the white flowers on randomly.  I hope they don't distract Miss Rebekah from her studies.

Happy learning, Rebekah! :)

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  1. LOVE IT, Kammmy. You are the best!!! I really thought it was a far shot by asking you if you had a desk, but I should have known you would have something. Lois

  2. Looks beautiful Kammy!!

  3. Poly is so worth it :)I love love love the green and white, so fresh and clean looking! great job!

  4. I love it so much and what girl would like enjoy a desk like this. I am so glad that you mention about the poly. I never knew that???
    Great job.

  5. This is adorable! She should have many happy hours of learning there ;-)

  6. This is beyond adorable! I love the colors you chose! Such a great piece--really great job!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share--

  7. It's beautiful, Kammy! You do such awesome work! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

  8. This is so cute! I bet my kids would like school more if that had a classroom full of these.

  9. This is so darling! I have passed up several desks like this one because I didn't know what I would do with it but now that I've seen yours I am kicking myself. Doh! Awesome job! Thanks for the info about Goodwill, too! Nice to know. Did you just ask the clerk or what?

  10. Kammy you are a marvel. This is the first time I visited your blog. You do wonderful work. Keep up the great work. Jean D


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