Up-cycled Homeschool Desk


This year The Bug will be turning 5, and starting SK. Le tear. She has been asking for more and more lessons, so I figured it was time to make her her own learning desk. I am legitimately surprised at how well it turned out. I made it 95% by myself, with Mr C helping with painting.

I made this desk out of the following items:

  • an unused change table (from ikea)
  • an unused shoe rack (I think we got this from Target a million years ago)
  • dollar store paint

The first step was taking off a couple shelves from the changing table so it only had the middle one. Next, we painted all the wooden bits gold. Because why not? It took many many coats, and I believe that was because of the quality of the paint. We watched an episode of Doctor Who in between each coat so it wasn’t a total waste.

Once it was dry, I put on the shoe rack and…. voila! I mean, there was a bit of fidgeting but for the purposes of this post, lets just pretend it was a “voila!” moment, mmmmmkay?

Before
Before
First coat!
First coat!
Random chair that magically was the correct height. Paint for everyone!
Random chair that magically was the correct height. Paint for everyone!

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Even Batman needs to do homework.
Even Batman needs to do homework.

As for the jars, they were as simple as pouring paint into mason jars and twirling them around. Then let them sit upside down to get all the excess paint out (learned the hard way with the gold ones). I think it took 3 or 4 days for them to fully dry, which I also learned the hard way (Check out those super cute paint splotches on the desk. We totally meant to do that).

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Enjoy!

xo Amanda

Soli Deo Gloria!


3 thoughts on “Up-cycled Homeschool Desk

  1. What a cleaver way to use outdated products to make something new and very usefull. Enjoy your new learning desk Ava Grace

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