28 July, 2011

Ava's Desk-Chair

Does anyone love those old chairs with desks attached?
For the past two weeks I had really been wanting one for Ava, since she's now into coloring everywhere. I've cleaned crayon out of carpet, off the walls.
She's been disciplined, taught where the crayons go...
and yet my little sinner disobeys.
So how about some boundaries? A desk where the crayons must stay.
I was so excited to pick this up for $5 at a garage sale.
(The family selling was so nice. I got the feeling I could sit and talk with them for hours and enjoy it. Very cool.)

Anyone who knows me knows that this cute little desk would get a makeover.
It's even cuter than I expected.

The frame got a coat of grey spray paint to cover the rusty spots.
White paint for the desk and seat.
It's not perfectly painted, so a bit of the original shows through.

The braided yarn keeps the coloring books and crayons on the desk. {er, sometimes}

I almost went yarn happy, but restrained myself to some cute accents on the chair back.

Here she is in action-I love the crayon already all over this. Exactly what Ava and I needed.

Almost perfect-today we nearly had pencil on the wall.
Gotta love my 22-month-old!

1 comment:

  1. love it! The braid is such a great idea to keep things on the desk -- and it looks awesome.