I'm developing an obsession with old school items; desks, maps, globes, old student chairs, chalkboard anything! I found these student desks in great working order at a surplus auction site. They were $2 a piece! (I have since seen a few at thrift stores too.) I wanted to cover the tops with something awesome, so after lots of searching....
1. Clean with a good degreaser.
3. Mod podge the top and place chosen paper carefully. Use a credit card or something similar to press out any bubbles. This was the trickiest part. Let that dry and then flip it upside down to cut away the overhang.
See?! Nice and smooth!
I really want to buy a whole pile of desks just to try all kinds of re-do's. Paint, stencils, chalkboard paint, photos, kids art, wrapping paper (so many cute ones out there.) I'd also like to use them as nightstands, sofa tables, grouped together for a big art station. Too much? Probably!
For now my 3 oldest each have their own homework station, and we are loving them!