Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Side Table Turned Toddler Desk

I love a good project!  A friend of mine once told me that if I had a super power, it would probably be transforming stuff with spray paint.  My children are lucky they're still their original color (I jest).  Seriously though, our home has been transformed one project at a time with a sewing machine, hot glue, spray paint and fabr-i-tac.  You could glue a monkey to a quilt with fabr-i-tac, but that's a whole other post!

As you already know, I've been updating my little guy's bedroom bit by bit.  I've been on the hunt for a kid sized table and chair that could be used to sit and do puzzles, play, color, look at books and imagine exploring far-off destinations.  I couldn't find what I wanted, but sometimes you just have to think outside the box.  A week or two ago, I was browsing Goodwill (shocking, I know!) and came across a little ikea side table.  The size was good, but it was pretty beat up.  The price tag though, was only .99 cents.  I figured if it didn't work out, I wasn't out very much money so I hauled it home, cleaned it up, and gave it one coat of primer and two coats of spray paint.

Here's the before:

Not very pretty, I know.

This is a picture of the .99 cent price tag:

Pretty beat up, but worth the work.

Here is the after:

Much better!  My little guy loves playing here and it takes up much less room than the HONKIN' HUGE train table that was in his room before.

I want to get him a little wooden chair like this one from ikea.

Cute, huh?  They're only $12.99 too!

I'm linking up to this spray painting party here.

spray paint party

Check out some other seriously great spray painting projects.  I have a few other past spray painting projects I'll try to post later this week.

Happy spray painting!



  1. LOVE IT! I do alot of "re-doing" and never thought to use spray paint...I'm always trying to fill the cracks with a brush! Thanks for sharing!

  2. It looks fabulous painted red!

    Glad you found my blog, so I could find yours. I'm a new follower.