I'd been looking for a little desk for Emma's room on every street and in every thrift / op shop. In the rain I saw this table sitting on top of an old lounge chair and knew I could make it just right. (Ok, so actually I thought that I could have a go and if it didn't work out I hadn't spent any money!)
As always, it was dirty. It had a clump of hair / dust / gunge that made me want to heave. But that's not unusual right? Being thrifty isn't always glamourous! After sawing the legs down to the right height I sanded, primed and painted the table white. I knew immediately what I wanted to do - I love Rob Ryan's amazing papercuts, but can't quite afford it right now. So I worked on a design of my own.
I drew the design on in pencil first, which made it easy to rub out anything that didn't look quite right. And I had some help along the way - both Emma and Harry loved drawing on the table and then rubbing it out. Every morning Emma has raced out to see what I've painted over night, so we've been playing games finding animals and words already. I'll be honest - painting the design took hours, but I think it was well worth the effort, and Emma does too! My favourite is that little girl with pigtails, my Emma.
This table will sit under Emma's gallery wall in her room. No styled photos at this stage, I'll save them for when her room is finally finished.
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