One of the reasons I decided to go ahead and redecorate for her is that I really felt like she could use a desk in her bedroom. She loves to draw pictures, write stories and play on her laptop. I think she'd use a desk.
I've been looking for ages. I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted, I knew where I wanted to place it, and I didn't want to spend much money. It took a long time to find something that met all my criteria!
I found it, though, at a consignment shop downtown. If you live in the area, check it out at 9th Avenue and K Street Downtown. Cute little shop and the ladies that own it are darling.
They had the desk listed on Craigs List, and I called on it Friday morning to ask for the measurments. She didn't have them then and asked me to call back, which I did Friday night. By that time she'd had another offer. I told her I'd pay her more if she'd sell it to me, and to talk to her other buyer to see if they'd match my offer and let me know. I didn't expect to hear back from her, but she called me Saturday morning and said it was mine!
Tessa and I drove downtown and bought it that afternoon.
We got the desk AND chair for $50!
But wow, were they in need of some TLC (and refinishing!)
Here's the desk in it's raw state:
I (of course) forgot to take a picture of it until after I'd already removed the ugly brass hardware and had sanded off much of the 90's colored wood stain. In short - there's already an improvement in this picture.
And here's the chair:
The cushion was disgusting - covered in 4 layers of filthy, hideous fabric. I removed all the staples and threw ever bit of that fabric in the trash. It should have been incinerated. Gross.
I am a SAHM to 2 darling kids and 2 (somewhat, sometimes) darling dogs. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, who turned out to be not only super cute and tons of fun, but also a really amazing husband and father.
I love all things pretty. I love frills and ruffles. I love to use power tools all by myself - please don't offer to help! I love to cook, to sew, to paper craft, to refinish furniture, to redecorate rooms, to work in the yard, to MAKE anything in any way with my own two hands.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I love email!