Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Look who is visiting today with a fun LEGO Desk Tutorial!

Hi y'all! I'll be at SNAP this week, so some of my awesome friends offered to fill in for me! Woohoo! 

Danielle is here today! Danielle ROCKS so make sure you visit her blog and follow her on SM! Here's an awesome project by her! Thanks for being here, Danielle! 


I love the thrift store, but in particular I love the Restore because they have a lot of home renovation items (used cabinets and shutters! Swoon!) and furniture. So. Much. Furniture. Whenever my in-laws come to town, my mother-in-law and I hit the stores. And come home with furniture. I think it causes the husbands a lot of anxiety, but we really enjoy ourselves. I particularly enjoy the look on their faces when we ask them to help haul the furniture out of the van. On this trip, I was looking for a desk for my son's room. He is four years old, but I wanted to update a piece of furniture for him that could be used for his Legos, as well as for his homework in later years. We found this old desk for $40.

For this project, I used no VOC Valspar satin paint that was leftover from another project. The top is painted with Seine, 6005-2B. The remainder of the desk is Presidential Suite, AR1326. I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Ebony and finished the desk with Minwax Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane. I spray painted the knobs and drawer pulls to update them. I applied a Duplo Lego plate with Gorilla glue.

I LOVE how it came out. I give it a little pat whenever I'm in his room because I just love admiring it. Is that lame? Maybe. But the color! The color! The blues! When he started using big boy Legos, I just replaced the Duplo plate.

I have more details and a video tutorial of the process on my blog if you're interested: http://www.diydanielle.com/2015/04/drabtodreamylegodesk.html. Thanks so much Evey for giving me the opportunity to share my project! I hope you all liked it!

 Danielle Pientka lives in Maryland with her two young sons and a very tolerant husband who suffers through many ridiculous do-it-yourself projects at her behest. You can find her on www.diydanielle.com, writing about do-it-yourself projects, going green, and parenting. She's got some crazy projects on her site including a massive built-in entertainment center and a DIY arcade machine. 


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