diy chalkboard desk

A few weeks ago I snagged these two school desks up for a good price and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with one of them. I loved the idea of what my friend Jade did last year with her desk – some spray paint and a chalkboard top!

Of course Raeca had to weigh in and said the desk had to be none other than: pink (I always said if I had a little girl she wasn’t going to be all decked out in pink but God must have thought it would be funny to give me a girl that loves pink because that’s what I got! Thankfully I’m not as against the color as I was when I was younger!)

I still don’t know what I’m going to do with the other desk (though I do have a few ideas!) but here’s a shot of them once I got them home:

Jared first took the top of and primed the rest of it with a plastic and metal spray paint primer.

I then took the only pink spray paint I could find and did a few coats (it’s really not as bright of a pink as it looks in this photo).  I also did a few coats of chalkboard paint on the top portion of the desk.

After reassembling, here she is ready to go inside the house:

And in use:

It’s been a great place for Rae to practice tracing letters.

Now, does anyone have any ideas for the other desk? I have a few but I’m not sold on any of them yet.

This summer has been so full of furniture projects -trying to get them all done before it gets too cold to work in the garage! I’ve still got a few more to share and a couple more I am currently working on. Hopefully I can share them soon.

with love,


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