It seems kind of funny that the first kid in our house to have a desk is in preschool but I suppose we have to start somewhere:). Lately, Jason has been busy refinishing furniture at our house (by far his favorite house project) first with Audrey’s 4 poster bed and now Tucker’s new red desk.
We found this desk at our local thrift shop, Impact. It was $30 and although a 4 year old really doesn’t have any homework yet we couldn’t leave without it. It’s kind of a funky size halfway between a toddler desk and a grownup one but just perfect for Tucker.
Jason sanded it down the top and roughed up the sides to get the desk ready to paint. Tucker’s room already has a lot of wood with his new wide plank floors and his barn door so paint was a good option to add more color to the room.
Despite trying to talk Tuck into painting it blue (we already had the paint from another project) he was dead set on RED, his favorite color:).
So we spray painted it red and Jason shellacked and added polyurethane the top.
Since the top of the desk gets the most use I didn’t think it made sense to paint it. Jason cut down a chair we had in the attic to try and make it work with the desk. The jury is still out on the chair (I think it still looks too big). It’s functional and we can always use it in our older two boys rooms if they ever get a desk:).
Tucker loves to color and draw so he was super excited to place the desk in his room.
We put it right next to his window seat so he can look out while he’s coloring!
If you have never seen what Tucker’s room used to look like (hint, it’s used to be a closet:). Believe it or not this was that same wall less than a year ago! Check that out here.
We have since added our Diy Christmas card holder over his desk so that we can add his artwork to his room.
I do love the pop of red the desk gives the room and Tucker loves it which is all the matters. What do you guys think?
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