Oct 3, 2012

A Desk for my Dolly

Sometimes I feel like such a bad mommy.
After school one day I was prepping dinner and I glanced over to check on my dolls and Big Dolly was doing her homework on the floor. I said, "Baby why don't you do it on the kitchen table?" She replied, "Because we eat there mommy."  O....k I thought. "Well why don't you do it on the little table in your room?", I questioned once again. "My knees hit the table mommy."
I couldn't believe I didn't notice how big she was getting and I hadn't gotten her desk of some sort for homework time. I knew if she had a spot just for her she would be able to focus better. I checked stores in town and online and nothing caught my eye or was in my price range of course. I knew I would find an amazing vintage one in thrift stores, but was having no luck and I needed one fast.

That's when this baby came into the picture:

So one night I was browsing my local online classifieds and I just so happen to stumble upon a vintage school desk for FREE! But I knew there was some sort of catch for it being free and once I clicked on the pic sure enough it was pretty beat up.
It didn't scare me though. I knew some sanding and painting would fix it right up.
This was a husband and wife team project not because it was hard, but because I know for a fact that my husband is the better spray painter in the family:)

Here's the before:

We sanded all the rust and did some sanding of the wood for the paint to adhere better.
Big dolly loves her new little desk, but little dolly wants her own too! I told her once she starts school we would "make" her one also:)

 I love that it stores her books and supplies underneath just like at her school. Nice little project and it only cost about $5 for the paint since we had everything else on hand.
No more homework on the floor:)

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  1. Oh my goodness how adorable - the story, the desk & especially your sweet little girl! Your project turned out fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing it on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  2. I love this! I looked everywhere for one of these when we were hoping to give my son a vintage desk. I had one when I was younger and it made working at it so much easier since the little toes could touch the ground!

    First time here! I hope youll come visit me too if you get the chance! :)

    1. Thanks so much! Trust me I was on a wild goose chase looking for one and then one day..poof! There it appeared! Total luck:) So glad you visited my blog, hope you come back again:)


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