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This Reader Transformed Someone Else’s Unwanted Furniture Into a One-of-a-Kind Masterpiece for Her Son

You’re gonna love this kid-friendly desk transformation! 🙌
It’s no secret that purchasing secondhand items can save you a ton of money, but this week’s Happy Friday reader, Rachel, really went the extra mile to take an ordinary used desk and make it into an extraordinary custom piece of furniture for her kiddo!

The desk itself was a steal at $40, but with a little extra effort and some fun character decals, this desk really comes to life.
Check out this mama’s upcycling story…

My son graduated kinder this year and I needed to find him a nice desk for future homework sessions. A local mom was selling her desk for $40, so I snatched it up and planned on painting it! I used spray paint to do the blue and bought the Super Mario decals to place on top so it looked like a video game level.

I had so much fun, and my son thought it was the best gift ever! He was very excited to do his homework there and immediately began placing his books on the shelves. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I love upcycling things and giving them new life!

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your budget-friendly furniture makeover with us. The smile on your son’s face certainly says it all! Not only is this desk incredibly practical and will get lots of use, the memories of the extra work you put in to make this desk into something you knew your child would love will last far beyond your child’s school years! ❤️

Turn your trash into treasure with these helpful upcycling tips!

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