Girl's Room Desk

Sunday, March 14, 2010



When I decorated my daughter's room a couple of years ago I looked everywhere for a cute little desk. They were all so expensive and I found that $250 would only buy me a cheap particle board desk. I finished her room without the desk, but later found one at the thrift store for $10. It was all wood and the perfect size for a little girl's room.
I used wood putty to fill in scratches and holes and then lightly sanded it with a palm sander. I painted the desk white with some paint I already had. Then I bought a sample can of paint at Lowes for $2.98 and had it tinted pink. Buying a sample can of paint is a great idea when you just need a small amount for a project and they will tint it any color you want.
I used the pink paint on the drawers and spent $2 on new wood knobs. For a total of $14.98 I got the perfect desk that will last for many years and my daughter is very happy.

Update:
I have since painted this desk again:


44 comments :

  1. cool idea, and what makes it all the better..............cheap!

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  2. Very cute. Isn't it wonderful what a can of paint can do? I hadn't thought about buying the sample size cans, I'm going to start doing that. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So sweet and easy to change out as she grows and her tastes change....

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  4. Turned out great! Good job!

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  5. So cute! That is the perfect desk for a little girl.

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  6. it looks great! I bet she loves it!

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  7. How cute...what a perfect re-do. Love It. I bet your daughter was tickled pink!

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  8. Wow, thats good to know about the sample cans of paint. Thanks for sharing the tip!
    Sarah

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  9. I love the pink drawers! Great redo! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  10. Very cute and updated. Love it!

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  11. Looks really sweet, pinky pink :o) Love it

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  12. MY goodness, that is just adorable now! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oooooh that is cute! such a fresh shade of pink!

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  14. So adorable! I love that you used more than one color. It has great style!

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  15. That is a perfect size and I bet she just loves its new look!

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  16. What a fun little desk! I love the pink!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  17. Super Cute! I love the way just painting the drawers makes it look. Great project.

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  18. Love, love love the desk! I did a garage sale desk in navy blue for my son last year. You can see the post here:

    http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2009/06/priceless.html

    Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime! Blessings, Jennifer

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  19. Oh. my. goodness. You did a fantastic job! SOOOOO cute! And cheap! Can I be any more excited about your post?! This is perfect. My little girl wants a desk. Now I'm going to keep my eye out for curb-side discards and thrift store desks. How fuN!!

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  20. Very cute, and great tip on the sample paint!

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  21. Very cute. I need to use up some of my MANY cans of sample paint.

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  22. What an adorable desk!! I really like the colors. Also, painting technique in her room is so cute! That is a great idea to buy the sample cans from Lowes or anywhere.

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  23. So Cute! I sure would love it if you would add me to that impressive list of parties! If there is such a thing as a blog party animal I think you definately qualify! Hope to see you on Sunday (thru Thurs) @ Craft Schooling sunday. all the best!

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  24. Very cute! I love the pink and white! Great job! : )

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  25. It looks brand new--I am sure you have a happy little girl. Thanks for linking up!

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  26. Perfectly pink for a little princess...great desk!

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  27. That is adorable! I love pink. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  28. Great idea on getting sample paint! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  29. A real wood desk is better than any cheaply made particle board one. Your re-vamped desk is adorable and any young girl would love it. I like your idea of the sample can. Perfect size for so many projects. Thanks for the great tip!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  30. Great find on that desk! It's so pretty in pink! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for the tip on the sample paints!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  31. What a great job... I love the pink drawers!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  32. Looks great! Found you through power of paint this morning...such a cute desk! -shaunna :)

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  33. That looks great! I love the colors.
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    Sherry

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  34. Jen that looks so so so darling!! Great job! I love the cute wall behind it as well!

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  36. haha! reminds me of a project I just finished!

    http://knockingitoff.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-reveal-desk.html

    Maybe I could be a guest on your Penny pinching site! Loving the $ saving that goes on here!

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