Tristan, our 8 year old, has been needing a desk for a good while
So, I have been keeping my eyes peeled (what a gross figure of speech, btw!)
for a cool one in the thriftosphere.
(yep, just coined that... you're welcome)
One Saturday morning I get this pic from my dad:
This potential beauty was looking out at him from the local thrift store window
(and yes, those are his legs reflected there)
I thought, what a cool little desk!
This thing was only $10 so I asked him to go ahead and pay for it and I would come up there and bring him the money and pick it up.
He happily obliged.
So we brought it home and after a good bit of procrastinating,
we got to work on it
My Dad Tightened some screws underneath
My Hubby sanded it down really well so that we could put a fresh coat of paint on
(you can't really tell but he is busting a lil move in this pic, lol)
Rolling his eyes at me because I'm taking his picture...
Now trying to sand ME
With all the curved edges it took a good while to get the whole things sanded down really well.
just a side note, I actually didn't doctor this pic at all.
Can you believe that sky?!
So now it was time for my Lady Job.
I taped off the top because we knew we weren't going to paint it because it's a Formica type material and already had a nice smooth edge.
The color we picked is called "Handsome"
We wanted something that was cool for him at 8
but he could also grow up with, so we didn't want anything too "kiddy"
So we picked this really nice soft blue
I had been putting off posting this project because it isn't quite done and perfect yet.
There is a lot that still needs to be done:
Of course I didn't get pictures of the process,
But we spray painted the handle silver (I heart silver spray paint!)
And then I got some acrylic craft paint in silver and hand painted all the lines on the front and down the legs.
This part was my husband's idea and I loved it.
I think that it turned out really great!
Now I'm watching out in the Thriftosphere (there's that awesome word again!)
For a cool desk lamp
And I have a couple of ideas, thanks to fellow bloggers
for organizational tools for his desk.
I will definitely post pics when I get some of that stuff done!