My daughter is in grade 4 and she'd never had a study desk.
She usually does her homework in the nook or at the dining table.
One day I bugged my husband to take me to a thrift store hoping to score some cheap but can be potantially nice furniture to work on.
.....and there she was!
(I don't know why I always treat furniture like a human being..)
Isn't she a beauty?
Sure, it had to be repainted but drawers worked perfect and nothing was broken, except the top left handle, it stays intact like this but it's broken and completely in two pieces. No big deal. I definitely wanted to have this desk.
I also found a good size chair to go with it.
From the first moment I laid my eyes on this desk, I knew I wanted a dark stained top so I decided to get rid of the laminate top.
Please don't mind the darker part of the top I just wanted to try a natural stain method which I had found on the internet, but I'd have liked it darker.
BTW, I'm a big sucker for anything natural, organic, sustainable stuff & food.
My ultimate goal of furniture restoring is to use products which are all earth-friendly....I know, it's a long way to go.
Then I primed white and did the demo.
My very first trial of staining.
I really love the contrast between the dark handles and light baby blue drawers.
First, I was thinking to distress these, so I went ahead and distressed the chair first.
When my daughter came back from school and I proudly presented the distressed chair, the corners of her mouth went south right away.
"Oh....mommy, it looks so old..."
I explained her that's a good thing, but she didn't like it.
I was glad I didn't do the desk first, imagine having to paint the whole desk again, oh, no.
Anyway, I love her desk and I hope she'll do lots of studying on this desk for the many years to come :)
I'm currently working on this dresser.
Thank you for reading, have a great day!!!