Today I am sharing one of my favorite projects. A kid's pull down art desk.
It can be so useful and fun!
My second son loves art and drawing so I made this for Christmas last year.
It can be used for homework, or a craft room, or even in a home school room. It really is a great project, and I love that it takes up no space on the floor, and my son's art supplies are not left all over the room, they have their own special spot...hidden away.
Here he is Christmas morning checking it out...
I love that it doubles as a chalk board too, it is fun to leave him messages and he always writes something nice back, such a sweet kid!
I did not take pictures of the build (again pre-blogging days) but you can find the great free plans HERE at Ana-White.com.
I bought the wood in the cull bin at the Home Depot for 51 cents a board, and I only needed a few. For the front I also scored a piece of MDF for 51 cents in the cull bin and had the nice Home Depot guys cut it for me to the size I needed. I cut it a little bigger than the plan calls for so I could install the hinges on the outside of the desk. It worked great that way. The hinges were rubbing so I notched a space in the board so they could move freely. You can check out my brag post on Ana's site HERE. I also had the moulding on hand (free on craig's list) to frame out the front. I love how it turned out!
I tried to spray paint it first, but being too cold it wasn't working...
Luckily I had gotten a free sample about the same color and I just painted with a foam brush.
Thanks for stopping by!
Lot of Love,
I will be linking to these parties.