Repurposing an old Typewriter table

This little table probably saw it’s heyday even before my time, but it was perfectly suited for my little project. Who knew finding a simple, small desk could be such a pain. The kids and I actually came across this little table buried behind some other tables at our local Habitat for Humanity.

When we moved out of the rental and into our new home, my daughter chose the smaller of the two bedrooms (my son had no preference). I knew she would need another desk in her room, but it just needed to downsize from her previous one. This lead me on a long and tedious journey. With a sticker price of $18 and then marked down another 30% (because it had been there over 3 weeks), I walked out only spending $13 dollars on the perfect sized table. And, it included a perfect, little drawer which we didn’t even realize until it slid out while I was carrying it.

After a little scrubbing & scrapping (to remove some old tape and rust spots) it was ready for some spray painting. I found the perfect shade of green at my local HD. It’s called ’Eden’ and is made by Rustoleum. I let it sit for a few days to thoroughly dry before setting up my daughter’s little reading nook. She loves it!

It fit in the spot perfectly with just one of the extensions in place. I am still on the hunt for the right chair because the one she has now is a little too big, but other than that this is one finished corner. Yay.

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