My neighbor put this old desk out at the curb for trash pick up last week. My 5 year old daughter, the Frog Princess, and I were out for a walk and spotted it. She asked me if we could bring it home to use as a desk in her room and I laughed and immediately said, "no". Then I realized that with a little bit of paint and it just might work.
So, we decided to use our collective "girl power." The Frog Princess pushed her little sister (19 month old, Mini-Saurus) in the stroller while I strapped the desk onto our dolley (in the rain!) and wheeled it home into our garage. My hubby was still at work and was "surprised" to see such a lovely treasure waiting in our garage when he got home. Several coats of white and purple spray paint later, during Mini-Saurus' naps while the Frog Princess was at Kindergarten, we have her new big girl desk. Yes... I know it's not the "Green-est" way to paint but at least I'm not going out and buying a new piece of furniture. She is over the moon in love with it. Maybe I'll just dumpster dive for the rest of her Christmas gifts this year.