or this would be so cute in C's room:
The only problem, where to find the desk? My neighborhood had a garage sale a few weekends ago and I found two perfect desks...but, they were already sold! I was so disappointed. So, I hopped on Craig's List and found this beauty:
Look at those legs:
I knew I had to make her mine. I never pick up Craig's List items on my own, so I waited till Big K got home and then we loaded the kiddos in the car to pick her up. The place we got her was a little strange. I had to endure the kids making comments like, "EWWWW, what's that smell?" (pot, I think) and "Somebody really lives here?" Who are these children? I swear I didn't raise them to be like this.
Decisions, decisions...what color to paint. I thought a baby pink would look cute in C's room, but she was determined to have turquoise. I wasn't too sure about that until we came across a gallon of oops paint at Home Depot in turquoise. I love a bargain, so of course we bought it.
Painting commenced the following day. First up, primer:
Looking better all ready! I use Kilz no-odor spray primer. It is so easy to use and worth a little extra money. Just be sure to use light coats and shake the can a lot, or else it can get kind-of bumpy or have a sand-paper like texture.
Don't forget to prime the hardware:
So fun to paint with a 2-year old (insert sarcastic tone):
Even Mr. T, the dog, had to get in on the action:
Spray painted the harware with some gold paint I had on hand:
Here's the final product:
The bad news, C has nothing else in her room to match this desk. Looks like more redecorating might be in our future.