So I specifically bought my daughter the hutch with the secret desk in it because I knew she would fall madly in love. What I wasn’t prepared for was how difficult it would be to find a bench to fit under it. They were all too short. So…we waited.
I finally found this one for $11.00 at a consignment store. The only problem? It’s not necessarily JaG daughter material. No offense, little bench. I’m sure you served David Hasselhoff well.
I used some batting and foam that I had on hand and purchased $3.00 worth of some coordinating fabric. A little paint and a few staples, and she’s good to go!
It wouldn’t be a proper presentation for my little one if I didn’t gussy it up just a little bit.
I shopped the house for a little frame I had, and I painted a little milk glass bowl pink to hold her blue paper clips. I’ve been trying to teach her the importance of thank you notes, so I made sure to put her personalized ones in her desk. Maybe that’ll make the difference?
The little notebook is actually a bright composition book that just didn’t fit “my” look. I covered it with some scrapbook paper and a ribbon. I’ve done this a ton of times. Here’s the tutorial if you want it.
She was quite pleased with her little reading nook and “secret” desk area. What I wouldn’t have done for something like this when I was little!
you do good work. nice job.
I love the bench. It has such a nice fresh look now! Perfect with the desk! Cute notebook to, i’m going to check out that tute!
Teresa @ Our Corner House says
That is ADORABLE! I would have loved this (still kinda want it, actually). Love it all, from the notebook to the bench to the secret space…
Aah, that is just darling! I loved to write and draw pictures as a kid, so this brings back great memories. She will love you even more now that she has her own little area!
This is perfect. Any little [or big] girl would love that!
Love it! I used that same fabric for a bloster pillow and wreath for my porch this summer! Love the blue and pink pillow on the bean bag also! Did you make it? Would love to know where to get that fabric!
I did make it, Jen. It’s Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market fabric. I ordered it on Etsy, and now I’m having a really hard time finding more! I do love it, though! Thanks!
Her room is so beautiful, I want it for me! Hubby probably wouldn’t agree though. And the book shelves – love them. xoxo michele
Do you have a makeover tutorial for the hutch/desk? I did a search on your site but didn’t see it. You did a great job, any girl would love that 🙂
I love it! Your daughter is one lucky girl!
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella
The bench looks perfect at her writing area. Love the fabric that you chose. I’ll bet your daughter will spend many happy hours here drawing and then this fall doing homework.
Christina @ Christina's Adventures says
OK I’m 26 and I want that space!! So pretty and girly…I bet your daughter will LOVE it!
love that little bench with it… i am just loving all those pretty soft colors together!
Tonya @ Love of Family & Home says
So cute!! Love the hutch, the madeover bench, & that adorable little notebook!
Emily @ On the V Side says
I love this! I think you did such a great job with her whole room – just perfect for a little girl.
Ok, that last shot looks like something from out of the PBKids catalog. The bench, the notebook, everything looks amazing! Love it!
Oh my goodness, that is just fantastic. What are you talking about that you would have like it as a kid, I would like something like that now 🙂
Andrea Swenson says
Lovely. Don’t show my daughter. she will want one.
I totally love how it turned out! I may not be a little girl any more, but I’d still love to have this. Just perfect!
Amy @ All In A Day says
So stinkin’ cute! I love it! I kind of want one like this in my grown up room! LOL
emily @ the happy home says
too cute! i absolutely love the fabric and the styling of the photo!
Kim from 3 peanuts says
LOVE this. I would have loved one too as a girl and would love to find something like this for my daughter now that she is starting school:)
Love it!! It looks soooo pretty! I just used the same fabric on a project I did for my daughter’s room! 🙂
mom taxi julie says
That is such an adorable desk! I hope your daughter takes good care of it! I’m sure my monsters would destroy it :/
Ha! I’ll have to let you know in time how it holds up. 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says
I love this. It turned out so cute! Her room looks just perfect.
Michaela L says
Do you usually use pure white paint for projects like that or an off white?