Mid century desks – Desk of a child can be a flea market lucky to find an old table cut to fit a fabulous period piece for a stylish room or a multifunctional piece of furniture that is only sometimes desktop. Rugged, comfortable and attractive need not be equal to expensive furniture for your child outgrow soon.
If wooden mid century desks of second hand is too high, reduce size by sawing legs. Measure height of work table, determine right size for your child, then cut carefully to keep your legs even and stable. Keep cutting sections to rejoin later, when child needs a higher desk. A low wooden stool is acceptable desk chair for an active younger child. When measured chair and desk, make sure little feet comfortably touch floor and surface of table is a good height for doodling and coloring.
Hunting desks of children in consignment shops, flea markets and antique shops. Furniture mid-20th mid century desks was often in bright colors with simple, modern lines that are very attractive to a child and easy to fit into decor of room of a child. If you find a desk with a good design, but a dull industrial finish, paint with auto body paint or metallic paint in a bold primary color. Add some whimsical touches – a cup of cartoon character to hold pencils, a bucket of sand painted used as a trash can, a desk lamp shaped fantasy – and task will seem almost funny.