DIY National Parks School Desk

This quarantine has made me crafty. I’ve stained tables, painted chairs and, most recently, transformed a $15 media console into a child’s desk. Come at me, e-learning!

Unfortunately, this quarantine has not made me perfect or patient, so my diy desk is riddled with imperfections. That’s ok because its recipient is four-years-old and lacks attention to detail. It couldn’t be any more perfect to him if it was covered in candy!

Here’s what I did:

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  • Removed its doors and hardware.
  • Sanded the furniture.

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  • Realized I needed to knock out the bottom. Touched up the paint.
  • Cut and placed the paper where I wanted it (Used very professional tools like mercury glass votives and keys to hold it in place).

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  • Used Mod Podge to attach the paper. Waited 15 minutes.  Put a layer of Mod Podge on top. Waited 2 hours.
  • Immediately realized I should have bought a roller for the Mod Podge to eliminate air bubbles and paper creases. Oh, well.

The final result is sweet and perfect for what we needed! 

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