We creatively came up with new some design ideas for our daughter’s room all while utilizing the time she is spending with Grandma.
In her mad rush to leave for a weekend adventure with grandma her room looked like this.
I actually shut the door for a day in an attempt not to think about it.
There is a little table that she uses for her “office,” it is barely big enough for her laptop and mouse. I knew she was ready for something more suitable for a big girl. I mean the the plastic table lasted for two years. I am not sad to see it go.
So off to Ikea we went. That place is always a madhouse. First, we looked at the small children furniture, then the desks, but I had something else in mind. My husband came up with the idea of something mounted to the wall because she likes to relocate her “office” to often dangerous places, like the couch. We were wandering though the store and ended up in the shelving area. We found this plain wood shelve that would could double as a tabletop and mounts (which I believe was under $10 total, the receipt printer was not working so I did not wait for half the store to figure out how to load and reprint a receipt. I knew that I wouldn’t be bringing anything back.) We also picked up this white chair, a silver magnetic board with big circle magnets, some plastic bins to sort out play food in the kitchen, and a metal canister to hold the utensils.
After a few hours in Ikea we headed to Home Depot for some hot pink paint to cover the shelve that will become a desk. We matched it to the magnets that we picked up. After some other odds’n’ends we were ready to get to work.
My husband painted the top but I knew that would be just too plain according to Izzy. She likes her shine and pretty details.
So I went back to the vinyl that I picked up for my glass jar project and pulled up Cricut Craft Room to find some cute designs to cut. I came up with these and positioned them on the table. And rearranged them. (A few times.)
I then slowly applied them, and gave them a good press. Had the husband give the top a coat of clear coat to seal it. Ending up with this.
But the fun doesn’t stop here. We then mounted the magnetic board to the wall above it.
I even pulled out these letters that were painted awhile back but never hung on the wall and placed them above her bed.