Monday, May 20, 2013

Little Desk Makeover

When I spotted this adorable child's desk at a flea market a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to be the one to rescue it.  It took a few rounds of negotiating on the price before I was able to call it my own, but in the end we were both happy as I carried it back to my truck.

My original plan was to paint just the the top to cover up the dark green islands paint.  After washing the top, the paint kept peeling off and suddenly the islands became continents. Time for plan B.

I remembered this sweet 1936 handwriting guide I had stashed away.

A perfect solution with the help of some matte Mod Podge.

Looks like my handwriting if I have a third cup of coffee.

This reminds me of how much I hated going to "the board" when I was in elementary school.

A lesson in the correct way to hold your chalk and pencil.

The original character still shows through, including the chippy red knob.

Wouldn't it make a cute end table?  It might be better suited for a child who's old enough not to practice writing directly on top of the table.

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