Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Desk for a Budding Writer (and Blogger)

Right after Christmas I showed you the unfinished desk that Joy received for Christmas. I promised to show you the finished project. I haven't forgotten. It was just completely finished on Saturday morning, the morning of her birthday party.

It's been so cold out in the shop where Jason works that he just couldn't work and it wasn't the best conditions for painting, staining or polyurethaning. But alas, Joy's desk is finished and in place in her room. She's enjoyed doing some of her schoolwork, letter writing, and blogging already at her desk. Unfortunately right now, she's having to pull a chair from our kitchen table to use. I'm on the lookout for the perfect chair. I hope to find something at Goodwill or a thrift store to redo and customize for her. Jason can always build something if necessary, but I think the perfect chair will turn up, if we can be patient enough.

Having a bulletin board was very important to her, as you can imagine all little girls need a bulletin board to put their beloved "stuff". Jason made the bulletin board to look like a window, which Joy and I asked him to do. We thought that style would really go in her shabby chic cottage style bedroom. What I didn't know he was going to add was the "window box" below it. I love that touch. It is actually little bins where she can keep even more "stuff" if she wants.

The color of the desk is not exactly the white that is on everything else in the room. This is a little more of a creamy or buttermilk color. However, I like the variation of the whites in there. And it's funny that the color on the walls in these pictures appear blue. It is actually called Spanish Moss and is a greenish/blue, the color that looks great with touches of pink, if you can imagine. I would show you more of that room, but I think Joy has plans to do so a little later.

And there you have it....a desk for our budding little writer and blogger. And she sure is enjoying it.


angie said...

love it~perfect spot for her!

Zaroga said...

The desk is beautiful. Dad did a wonderful job with it.

Reminds me... I need to declutter my bulletin board :-)

I'm sure that perfect chair will pop up soon.

I enjoy reading Joy's blog. She is delightful.

basketsnprims said...

I love Joy's desk and that bulletin board/window with window box is just the coolest thing. All of those little cubby holes are perfect. Your husband is so talented. I love buttermilk paint. Have a wonderful day.


Susan said...

How lovely!!! The "window" and planter boxes such a cute idea. I was impressed with her blog and writing for just turning 10!!! A budding writer indeed.

wrcdgc said...

Jason did a great job. Both my girls also have bulletin boards but I bought them. :) You are so right every girl needs a place for her posters and such. I am looking forward to more pictures of her room.


Kath said...

Oh I love it! Great idea, the window box-cubbies!

Jason did a wonderful job!
What a perfect place for Joy!

Have a great day!


Leslie said...

The desk and bulletin board are perfect! What wonderful pieces and it's even better that her Dad built them for her :)

Have a great day!


Shellmo said...

The bulletin board is great - and I love the desk too! Perfect for someone as sweet as Joy!!

Mariella ;) said...

wow so lovely desk!

have a great day!


Sharon said...

What a beautiful desk. I love the bulletin board it is such a neat touch for dad to have done.
She will treasure it forever.
May I add you to my bloglist?
I really do enjoy meeting new people out there in blogland.
God bless.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Tammy... I like that 'creamy' color better than the stark white. As you said, all of the different whites in the room enhance one another.

Love her little bulletin board also. Joy is one lucky young lady!!!!

Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Julie said...

Very cute, Tammy. I really like the bulletin board with the window box--very talented hubby you have. Have a nice day today. Julie

Janene said...

That desk is so awesome!
I bet Joy has a great time blogging from that spot!
Jason is such a creative Daddy...The cubby holders are the perfect touch, and what every girl needs for her special goodies!
Very nice job you two!

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love the desk Tammy ! The little window box cubbies are great ! Your husband sure makes some wonderful pieces of furniture !Have a great day !

Angie said...

What a cute little workspace! What a great carpenter Jason is..wow..continually blows me away. I loved seeing Joy's birthday pictures...she is a doll! NOw, if you will excuse me, I have to go check out this new blog I have been hearing so much about...;-)

Linda said...

Jason did a great job on the window bulletin board!! Just perfect. I hope Joy has many inspired hours at he rnew desk!

The Whites said...

Great little desk. I'm sure she loves her own special writing nook!


lindanuts said...

Every kid needs their own space(s) and Joy's is beautiful. If she is anything like Mom, she will be a great writer!

ohiofarmgirl said...

It turned out really cute. Dianntha

Homespun Simplicity said...

Hi, Tammy,
Thanks for the birthday wishes! I love Joy's desk. Your husband did a great job...what a talented guy! And, what a fun place for Joy!:o)

tommiejo said...

That desk is verrry cute! My DD got a bulletin board today too that she's been wanting. (Got it at the thrift store :)) Now she's decorating it! I'll show her yours~

Goat Creek Grandma said...

What a lucky little girl to have such a talented Dad. The desk and bulletin board turned out great! Good luck on the search of the perfect chair.


Joy said...

I just love that desk and the bulletin board with cubbies under it. What a great space she has.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a wonderful area for your sweet daughter...very nice! Love the bulletin board.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It's just perfect! I love my corkboard too even if I am a bit older "little" girl.


Blessed Beyond said...

What a sweet desk and bulliten board. They are nice! And a great place to write and blog!
Hugs and Blessings,

Denise said...

You have a very talented hubby! YOur daughter's desk is darling.

Have a great day, Denise

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