I did some furniture rearranging a while back in Izzy’s room, per her request. She scored a desk and a massive pinboard out of the deal. Kinda funny how it went down.
Izzy – “Mom, I really want a desk in my room. You know, since I’m going to have A LOT of homework in first grade.”
Me – “That would be cool babe, but there’s no room in there for a desk.”
Izzy – “I thought you would say that and I’ve got a plan.”
Me – Giving her the “oh really, but I’m totally impressed you’ve got a plan” look.
Izzy – “You move my bed here, put my nightstand here, and the girly desk goes here!”
Me – “Girly desk?”
Izzy – “Yep. The one in your closet that you said was just sitting there because you didn’t know where to put it. It matches my room.”
Me – This girl never pays attention when I tell her to brush her teeth and she doesn’t seem to remember when I tell her important information. But, details on a desk sitting in my closet have been burned into her brain??? “I think you may be onto something.”
Izzy – “Let’s move my bed.”
Next thing I knew I was moving her bed and she had a desk, just like she wanted. I kept picturing a big ‘ol pinboard above it and soon came across this idea for making one out of foam insulation board. Super cheap and super light weight. I made mine exactly like Candice’s of Handmade Mood, just a tad smaller. Here’s how it turned out!