Back to School: Little Red School Desk


What?  Summer’s over?!?  I sure have enjoyed soaking up the last few weeks of summer with my kiddos before speaking the dreaded three words:


Dreaded time for the kids but for me it’s finally a much needed deep breath from entertaining four various aged children all summer.   A fun break for me means painting furniture so I am once again very excited to participate in

this challenge…

I have teamed up with some other fun bloggers who also love furniture for a monthly themed furniture post and this month it’s 
I have this little desk that my daughter practices her painting on while I paint and she graciously allowed me to use it for a little makeover.  It was difficult painting over her little artwork but I have since purchased another piece for her to practice on and she’s thrilled – little sweetie.

I thought it was fitting to go with a back to school theme and decided to turn it into a little something for her to do her homework on. 
It turned out perfect in my opinion.
Of course I chose the color red as it reminds me of a little red schoolhouse and it accents her 

both of which reside in her room.
I couldn’t resist painting and decoupaging this little chair to match as I think it and the desk make an adorable pair. 
I feel like no furniture job is complete without painting the entire piece, therefor I painted it inside and out and lined the sides and drawers with Fabric and ModPodge.
This little drawer is the perfect spot to store her school supplies and papers. 
I think I will add it to my 25+ Inspiring Peekaboo Drawer Ideas Post.    Be sure to check it out if you have not, it’s a great collection of lined drawers from myself and other bloggers. 
I hope this Little Red School Desk brings her joy as she works her way back into the
Back to School schedule.   So far she has given it an A+ !

Maybe this will help make homework a little less overwhelming and a lot more fun this year.

Well, gotta go run carpool. 
Be sure and check out some of my blogger friends to see what they have come up with, they never disappoint!


Check out an exciting 18+ Blogger Event of Decoupage Furniture in our Monthly Themed Furniture Series. Head over and take a look! Lots of tutorials and great ideas!


  1. Jamie Lott

    How fun! Love that rich color and that fabric is so fun. It's got to make going back to school just a little easier and a lot more fun.

  2. Maria Elena

    It is so pretty, Tami. The fabric was the perfect touch. I know she is enjoying it. Hard to believe Summer is over. 🙂 Have a great Labor Day weekend! Hugs, Maria

  3. Christy James

    What a fun place to sit and do homework, or get creative! I bet your daughter really loves it too. Now you need to find your little mini-me furniture painter a new piece to practice on. 🙂

  4. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    Such a cute makeover! I'll be she loves using it,even if it is for yucky homework!


    What a fun little table! Perfect place for homework! Life to the full! Melissa

  6. Wendi Wachtel

    Such a beautiful makeover. Love your talent. I bet it was hard painting over your daughters precious artwork. She at least has a fantastic little desk to add to her room..just love it!

  7. Sonya Barker

    This is so cute! I love that you let her paint on it before while you were painting, very clever! I'm sure she is very happy she let you make it over, it is adorable! ~Sonya

  8. Artsy Chicks Rule

    It's adorable…love what you've done with it! But yes, I bet it was hard to paint over!!! 🙂


  9. Shanna Gilbert

    This little desk turned out so cute! I love the bright colors you chose! I'm sure she loves it too!

  10. Jeanette Chaney

    Such a sweet desk. It reminds me of one I had. That chair is perfect with the little strip to match the desk. Great job. ~Jeanette

  11. Paula@SweetPea

    Love red on this cute little desk. The fabric really makes a statement and gives this sweet desk personality. I hope your daughter spends many happy hours this school year at her desk working.

  12. Christy Our Southern Home

    What an adorable idea!!! I really love how it turned out…so fun! ~Christy

  13. Rita Mireles

    This is Flipping ADORABLE!! Love it and especially her posing in that picture! She's precious 🙂

  14. Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

    What a fun piece! I love the red you choose.

  15. Trish Martin

    This is just darling…I love it.

  16. Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Tami this is ADORABLE! I think any child would look forward to doing homework with this desk!

  17. Breanna Bertolini

    This is SO adorable! Definitely should make homework more fun now!

  18. Petticoat Junktion

    What a cute desk. Of course, I'm a big fan of red. I love it that you have a project piece for your daughter to work on. My granddaughters love to paint with me in the workshop.

  19. Sharon @ mrshinesclass

    I love it! And especially the pics with your daughter in them….precious!

  20. Val Manchuk

    Absolutely love your makeover! You have some awesome talent!

  21. Therese Feeman

    Oh so cute! I think homework just got a heck of a lot more fun with your adorable decoupage desk and chair! Happy carpooling 😉

  22. Erin

    LOVE this. where did you get the adorable fabric please?

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