My niece is doing awesome in her kindergarten classes through e-school and I thought that warranted a place to work.
So after hunting for a good deal on a new one, I saw this white, dirty desk on craigslist that I just knew had tons of potential and I snagged it for $20! She picked out paint, knobs and paper to decoupage the top with and I got to work sanding, priming and cleaning.
After a few days of work painting the entire thing in KILLZ I brought it over to my sister's place and we made our first attempt with Mod Podge. I was covered in the stuff by the time we were done and it was definitely a learning experience. We layered different sized squares of paper all over the desktop and smothered them with Mod Podge, which I ended up smushing around with my hands because our sponge handle broke. X) There were plenty of lumps, wrinkles and bubbles but after another coat of Mod Podge and a coat of acrylic sealant I think it's a pretty tough surface. Anyway, my niece loves it and it's really inspired her to write and draw more than she did before.
One of the knobs is missing because I lost one of the screws, this has since been remedied.
Her tastes are all over the place, from robots and skeletons to flowers to butterflies!
She likes it more than this photo lets on!