Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Birthday project!

I have been thinking long and hard about what to give Abby for her upcoming 5th birthday.  We don't need any more plastic toys, she does not need any clothes and I have asked grandparents for money in lieu of gifts to help pay for upcoming swim and dance lessons throughout the year.   BUT- the one thing I think she will really like is a desk in her room.  Her cousin has one-pink, purple and polka dotted that she thinks is pretty cool and every time I turn around she is taking items in our house ( a chair, a foot stool, the ottoman) and is making a "desk" where she can draw and craft. 

I found these two (yes, I said two- of course Livy will be needing one in a few years!) at a local yard sale and I got both of them for $15!   The woman selling them said they belonged to her husband and her husband's sister when they were little in the 70's and then they had been passed down to her children who were now teenagers and had out grown them.   They are not very big- only about 3 feet across the top, but they are the perfect size for Abby and I was so thrilled to find them.

Now you might be saying- wow, what a great price, but they are U-G-L-Y.  I know, I know, but I have big ideas in store for them.  You just wait!

If you have any doubt how great they will look when I, errr, I mean my husband is done refinishing them.  Just think I got this bed (actually two of them) at a church sale in Rhode Island.  I paid $35 for both beds and I (yes, me- this was before kids) refinished them (oh and that dresser too that I found a local antique crap store).  Most people who see them now think they came from Pottery Barn!  And let me tell you they were in pretty sad shape when I found them.-they would have matched those desks well at the time!


    I can't wait to see how these turn out, I know they will be adorable!

  2. I have a matching (EXACTLY MATCHING) dresser drawer to you new desk find. If you want it, it's yours! It was Eli's grandfathers and it's collecting dust in our basement.

  3. SO GOOD! Can't wait to see pictures!