Before and After Goods: Vintage School Desk

Before and After Goods: Vintage School Desk

A little spray paint and a lot of pattern take this vintage school desk from beat-up-blah to playroom perfection!
 
 
I have a thing for old school desks. 
 
I found this unique double desk at an antique store for around $70. Not a steal, but it was a fair price, I think.
 
 
It was a bit beat-up in its original condition and needed a nice clean start. 
 
Enter Rustoleum spray paint.
 
And there we have it. Red.
 
 
 
The wood on the chairs was splitting a bit, so I made some slipcovers that will protect the seats from further damage (as well protect little legs from splinters).
 
 
I started with white canvas. Then I traced.
 
 
 
And traced.
 
 
Added seam allowance.
 
 
Cut two.
 
 
 
Cut the chevron fabric.
 
 
Pinned.
 
 
Made piping.

Sewed piping.

Cut ruffles.
Pinned ruffles.
 
 
Stitched.
 
 
Added ribbon.
 
 
And voila!
 
 
 
 
I also stitched a little velcro around the legs under the seat cover. That helps keep them in place while those little legs are scooting on and off.
 
I am pleased to report that the little legs around here are splinter free and very happy!
 
xoxo, 

Elisabeth

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