For our town, the first day of school is tomorrow. As you've probably noticed, I have taken a few days off from posting just to get some last minute summer activities in. One of those was taking my kids to the store for all of their brand-spanking new supplies. Let's face it. It doesn't matter if you have lots of pencils and erasers left over from last year. There is something so special about getting a new pencil case, some clean pink erasers and a fresh pencil sharpener.
One of my clients, a 13-year-old girl, wanted a roll top desk in her room. For kids, it’s like combining a desk with a toy. For parents, it’s a perfect way to hide all of those glitter pens, packed binders and messy notes in a flash. But the typical roll top desk can be, shall we say, old fashioned and dry. The solution, repaint it. This is not the “I need to kill an afternoon” type of DIY. It takes time, and patience. But the reward will give you something completely unique and fresh.