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.