It has been awhile since I’ve been a regular blogger. I have been busy with many projects, including the one I’m sharing today. This weekend is the Yard Sale for the Cure to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. People all across the country will be holding yard sales with all the proceeds going toward breast cancer research. 1-800-Got-Junk is a big supporter of this charity and the have asked a bunch of creative people in the Toronto area to choose a piece of their inventory of salvaged “junk” and recreate/upcycle it into something better. The pieces will be auctioned off tomorrow at the Massive Yard Sale for the Cure taking place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto! I was very happy to asked to create a piece for this great cause.
There was a relatively tight schedule to get the piece done, so I knew I had to pick something that I could update in a reasonable amount of time. The piece I ended up choosing was this small kid-sized vintage desk.
I decided to update it into a bright and fresh kids reading and creating station!
I painted the whole thing white and I upholstered the bench seat in a fun fabric (Willow from Tonic Living) so that there was more comfortable place for reading. On the desk side I added side pockets for art supplies, a small chalkboard area on the desk using chalkboard paint and a lamp for both reading or creating! And in case you need space, the seat folds up!
It was a fun project to do. If you like it and want to get this piece for your little artist or reader, come on out to the sale and bid on it tomorrow! Don’t have a little person in your life for this piece? Well, there will be a whole bunch of other fabulous pieces being auctioned off, not to mention a ginormous yard sale! The Trinity Bellwoods Park sale is from 10 am to 7 pm! I hope to see you there supporting a great cause!