Girl’s Desk Makeover with Shelving

Girl’s Desk Makeover with aqua dots!

When my daughter sent me this via her smart phone I was thrilled! Isn’t this darling for a girl’s desk? My granddaughter loves the new aqua colors and so she has those colors in her room. My daughter bought her a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom. It’s very cozy. I’ve remade a bench for her new room which I’ll show later this week and the whole redo. But for now I wanted to show what can be done with a boring old white desk.
When my daughter said she was painting an old desk white, I was like 'ho hum’ but when she sent me the picture, I was VERY interested. I hope you are, too. Here are the pictures.


desk makeover
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She used this foam round paint brush to make the circles... the brush got a little distorted after laying in the sink but it was round when they were painting.

round foam brush


The chair isn’t done yet but I couldn’t wait to share this...
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She put up this little shelf that she bought at Target. I think it’s perfect, don’t you? My granddaughter is a cheerleader. Can you tell? There’s her picture in her cheerleader outfit.


it’s a perfect little corner to do homework in.


polka dot desk

Here is the shelf my daughter bought. She bought several of these.
Target little shelf:

shelving (2)

It’s a very versatile little shelf. She also used one of the shelves on a kitchen side table where she has some of the plants from the greenhouse since the greenhouse was too cold. They are doing well in her big kitchen window which is perfect. Here is the little shelf with plants.

shelving for plants

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  1. So cute. Gotta love the dots. Will the chair get dotted too?

    M :)

    1. I'm not sure. I'll pass it on to my daughter. Good idea, though. Thanks, melinda!

  2. That desk is just gorgeous - the spots are amazing. Love it!

    Kate x

  3. desk is awesome, love how the room is decorated and the shelve is a good idea, must get one !!!!

  4. Hi Linda, this is so cute. I love it. Debi

  5. What a great project! It is too cute!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and joining up with the Oh HAPPY Day link party!

  6. Very cute, I love polka dots, they make everything better!

  7. LOVE IT!! You know I can't resist aqua. This is adorable.
    Not posting for now but enjoying visits.

  8. So very cute and cheerful. Polka dots are always in.

  9. This is so cute! Very custom!

  10. The desk is so cute and fun! Love the way the polka dots wrap over the edges, very clever.

  11. The room looks terrific, and the desk adds just the right touch of fun.

    Thanks for visiting today, I'm visiting back from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

  12. I never met a polka dot I wasn't in love with. These are particularly charming.

    Thanks for the peek ~ Mary

  13. Really cute desk makeover...I think the blue dots will encourage lots of creativity!

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

  14. Super cute! Love the dots & the pandas!!

  15. Polka dots just make everything bright and cheery! Love the color and so fun! Never thought of putting a shelf like that up on something..great idea!


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