Friday, June 25, 2010

Free Desk = Fun Desk

I know it's summer
and the last thing anyone wants to think about right now
is school, but I plan to home school next year.

I've been trying to figure out where in our house that
I'm going to do this said
home schooling...

Enter one
antique desk
found on craigslist by my sweet hubs.

I think lots of schoolwork was done on this baby.

So, I broke out my paint and got to work.

Notice, I didn't say sander.
That's 'cause I was so excited that I skipped that part.

I got my white paint out and applied two layers.
Then, one of my favorite colors
(which may or may not inspire daydreams of the beach).
Two coats of that.
I broke out the palm sander and sanded away.

*funny side note*
I did the sanding in our driveway
while our son was riding his bike.
I went into the garage to unplug my sander and
all of a sudden I heard a crash.
He accidentally rode into the desk and knocked over.

I always say,
"It's a good thing I like distressed furniture
because I have two boys"

I love the end result.
Now, if only teaching was this easy.

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  1. sweet! I really love the color too! and the best part...FREE!!! Yay!

  2. You lost me at "home schooling."

    Just kidding. Good for YOU!!!!!! :) And the desk is adorable. I don't know how you do that...make free things look so stinkin cute.

    Love you,

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  3. Ohhh I love it! That color is great! We homeschool as well and it's been such a blessing, we will soon be on our seventh year soon! I hope you are doing well! hugs

  4. What a great find; it turned out wonderful! Love the color. I hope homeschooling goes great for you and your family.