It’s so odd that I can’t even buy a burrito from Chipotle for $5.00…..yet I can walk into a thrift store and buy a cool kid’s desk like this! And we all know that when life throws me a $5.00 kid’s desk from the thrift store…….I throw some chalk paint on it…..
…..and some classic chalkboard paint…..
…..and some “ABC” stickers for my toddler…..
….oh, and some “1 2 3″ stickers, too……
…with a snazzy little side drawer to hold chalk….and….
A little work station for him to learn, draw, and practice!
When I found this chair at the thrift store some time ago, there was no question that I was going to paint it. But, then I got the idea that chalkboard paint would be perfect on top, along with letters and numbers for my toddler to sit and “practice.”
Seriously, I think you can add chalkboard paint to anything and make it wonderful! It’s not too terribly expensive, either:
These are perfect for transforming a desk into a learning station for your toddlers. And there are so many endless possibilities for alphabet stickers, it might be hard to choose, LOL:
You can see him hard at work here….. LOL
I’d be smiling big, too, if I had had stuff THIS cool when I was a toddler!!!
And it wasn’t long before he was reeeeaaally feeling artistic!
The best thing is that the numbers and letters area is waxed, and I will go over that area with Mod Podge to help “set” the numbers and hopefully make them resistant to chalk and peeling.
LIFE shouldn't be financial suicide! Thrift Diving is about finding cheap solutions to life's expenses, via thrift stores and second-hand goods: I paint used furniture and decorate my house with it....my family rocks cute thrift store clothing.....and I invest tons of DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement hours into fixing up our old 1973 single-family home. Thrift Diving is about turning the "expensive" into the "affordable." Thanks for joining me! Happy Thrift Diving!