I was searching for a small desk for Mandy. It HAD to have drawers. Emma's desk has drawers and so Mandy needed drawers. I took pity on her little-sister woes (I'm a little sister myself).
Finding a small desk (with drawers) for a small price didn't seem like a tall order.
I kept my eye out all summer at our frequent garage sale adventures, but no luck.
I was looking for something like the desk above (it's $300 from ikea).
I didn't mind a fixer-upper and my budget was under $20.
I found several that fit the bill for $40 at a consignment shop, but they would still need paint. I knew we could do better and we finally found the gem in this beauty.....
I truly wish I had a picture of my husband's face when he saw it.
He said, "You paid money for that?"
I did actually, I paid $7.50 at a local thrift store. The guy taking my money looked a little guilty about the price so I was able to talk him down from $10.
It's solid and perfectly functional, so it just needed a little TLC. The contact paper came off pretty easy and then I sanded, primed and painted. And some paint that I found on the "oops" shelf for $3.
And look, it's a drawer (x4)!
Mandy is happy and only had to ask about her desk for roughly 8 months.
The drawers are currently full of paper and craft supplies, she's quite the little busy worker.