My girl has outgrown her small IKEA kids table. She needed more space, a taller area to work. I had been looking in stores and on Craigslist and at places like Goodwill and Value Village (second hand stores) but either it was more than I was willing to pay or it just wasn’t what I was looking for.Well with patience I came across this kids desk on Craigslist. I was so anxious to bring it home and start sanding it down. It was in good condition structurally, however the top was a chalkboard that did not write on well and the rest was painted in an off white color with not so pretty door knobs on it. Blah.
I took my kids and went to Home Depot to pick up a few paint supplies. While at Home Depot I had Kate pick out new drawer pulls. As soon as we got home I started on refurbishing this desk. I took the drawers out, sanded the entire desk down to “rough it up” and did the same with the drawers. The desk had huge gouges in it, which I filled in with wood glue, waited for it to dry and sanded it down and painted right over it. I wiped the desk down to get rid of all the sawdust and started to roll on the coats of white paint. As I was waiting for the desk to dry I worked on the drawers, laying them out getting them ready to spray paint.This project took me about one day to do. Take a look at the before and after pictures below.
|OUCH! Big gouge|
|More dings and dents|
|During the sanding stage|
Now here are the AFTER photos of the kids desk.
|Remember the big gouge from the picture above? It is all gone!|
|The dents in the middle of the desk have been removed (or filled in)!|
|These are rose like drawer knobs that adds just detail to the desk.|
So there you have it! My girls refurbished kids desk. What do you think? Colorful, fun? I just love the new, fresh look.