I’ve been a little reluctant to share my boy’s new desk area. It feels a little bit like the end of an era. And there have been so many ends to eras around here lately……..Revenge is over…….Mad Men is no longer……..and now this………the union jack pegboard headboard is gone! Insert sad face emoticon.
As you know my boy requested a room makeover, and seeing as how he’s headed to middle school next year (cue the Britt style ugly cry) I decided to oblige. The biggest change to the room was in rearranging the furniture which also created a domino effect. With the bed now on a different wall (see the wood wall headboard he now has here) I had to figure out what to do with the pegboard that was previously being used as a headboard.
I could have left it as it was, painted with a union flag (albeit inverted or upside down or just plain wrong as my English readers will happily point out just how much of a dumb American I am), but my boy requested that I paint it white. We both decided to make this a desk area. As much as I’m sad to see the flag I painted is now gone, I quite like how his desk area looks. And I love that he’s at an age where he has his own (very strong) design ideas and opinions, and working with him to create a room he loves has been really fun!
While he requested that we ditch the Star Wars thing his room previously had going on, I just kind of had to sneak a little Yoda in the mix. And the boy was cool with having his favorite quote displayed. I used a mix of letters from Michael’s (props to the 40% off sale!).
The pegboard is so great for organizing all of his supplies plus it doubles as wall art. You gotta love a two birds one stone situation.
I basically flipped my lid when I found this chair at TJ Maxx! I dig the modern look with wood legs. The red desk was an online find at Target, and it actually comes in a variety of colors including a really pretty teal.
His new desk area is perfect for him. He has a place for everything he needs and plenty of workspace. I love a good form meets function project and this one definitely fits the bill. Hopefully this space will serve him well when it comes to 6th grade homework (and here come the waterworks again).
The lego lamp is an old diy you can check out the deets here.