DIY Desk

Emma’s DIY Desk

 
DIY Desk
Another project we did for Emma’s room redo was fill the need for a dressing table and chair. There is a bit more mirror time these days before school, and I thought it would be nice for her to have a place to keep all her earrings, lip gloss, and… slingshot.

DIY Desk

We went to Goodwill and I immediately eyed a beautiful desk and chair. Separates… but o’ so good together. $12 total.

DIY Desk

To say Emma was dubious would be a big understatement. They were both pretty banged up. But I knew that these were the sort of pieces that we could have some fun with.

DIY Desk

 

 

We thoroughly cleaned both pieces, then several coats of light gray paint. I had suggested a “faux inlaid pearl effect”¬†over the gray, but once Emma started painting her part, I kind of liked what she was doing, she was definitely making it her own. We used white acrylic paint and several sizes of small paint brushes. I painted vines, flowers, and simple shapes. Emma painted dragons, the letter E, and more dragons.

The chair seat was given a new layer of foam and covered in a Tula Pink “Parisville” print.

DIY Desk
Other projects we did for Emma’s room: Upholstered headboard, wall art, picture nightlight, overhead light.

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  • rachel | buttons magee

    October 24, 2012 at 7:00 am

    i love that she made it her own with the dragons. just so charming.

  • emily

    October 24, 2012 at 7:52 am

    i’m so inspired by what you did in emma’s room. i’m fully intending to come back to this in a few years when lucy is ready.

  • Amoxelle

    October 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I can’t believe you found the desk and chair together for only $12! Usually the goodwill stores here charge at least $20 for a desk like that and be in much rougher shape.

  • Grace

    October 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Looks Fabulous Blair! I bet she loves it!

  • Jen

    October 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I love, love, love the chair. A little inspiration for me to get my dining room chair done at last? We can only hope.

  • Lisa

    October 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Fantastic transformation , love the grey with white combination, currently doing desk and chair for my girl , now wishing I had used grey – next time.

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    It really was the perfect thing to do to it. I love how subtle they are.

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks Emily, stay safe from Sandy! xo

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    They were pretty darn ugly, that’s probably the only reason they were cheap : D

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks Grace, she does (so do I!)

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Redoing chairs is one of those projects I put off, then when I finally start wonder what took me so long?

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks Lisa!

  • Janie

    October 31, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I feel so inspired! Job well done.

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