Back in July, my 9-year-old and I prepared ourselves with Zyrtec and found a desk in a cluttered, cat-filled
junk thrift store. We picked out a chair too and had them both painted white. These pink translucent drawer pulls are from Target. I removed a dusty brocade from the chair cushion and decided to pick my battles wisely by leaving an extremely well-stapled vinyl in place. Instead I covered the pad in two layers of Warm & Natural batting and then a flowery Alexander Henry fabric from our stash.
Stage two for my girl was, naturally, covering the desk in as many tchotchkes as possible, including an eraser collection, Smencils, a lava lamp, an old stationery box filled with homemade wax stamps, a Santa mug of "warm, not hot, not cold" chocolate milk, and her great-grandfather's weather station. I love this view of a 9-year-old's work, but the mom in me is noticing the stack of unfinished birthday thank-you notes...
Stage three is actually working on those thank-you notes, and I'm thrilled to see that she's getting somewhere. My big girl working at her big girl desk. How fun it is to imagine what new creations will emerge from this space!