Shannon’s “new” table

The kids have been back to school for a week now. Jason in P3, and Shannon in K2. I’m still luxuriating in the fact that I have mornings free to do my own thing, now that both are in school in the mornings. Unfortunately, I’ve been down with a cold the past few days, so my plans to exercise and do a variety of other activities have been put on hold.

Meanwhile, Shannon was recently gifted my sister’s old study table. There is a corner in their shared bedroom where her kiddy table used to be, but I thought a proper study table would come in useful when she’s in P1 next year.

It’s not very obvious but her old table is just beside the bunk bed.

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We didn’t measure the table before bringing it back, thankfully, it fits, and perfectly too.

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A “new” table meant an excuse for decorating and organising.

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I had planned to put up the balloons painting we did over the holidays, revamp her old noticeboard (a Teachers’ Day gift her papa got from his students), and add a colourful bunting garland.

Using three types of scrapbook paper, I cut out triangles about 10cm in height.

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Punched holes in them.

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Threaded a string through.

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And that’s it. I hung them up above her desk, using a clear Command wall hook in the middle. I tied one end to the window grille and the other end to their bunk bed.

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Her old noticeboard was given a coat of white paint at the rim. I used a piece of fabric sticker from $2 Daiso to cover up the cork board.

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And called it done.

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Here’s her new desk with the painting and notice board added.

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I filled a desk caddy with colour pencils and markers, so she can do her crafts here.

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There it is, a small corner to call her own in the bedroom she shares with her korkor.

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I included a little trash bin because she loves cutting up paper and I don’t want to be picking up little bits and bobs all the time.

I did this as a surprise while she was in school so the best part was seeing her delighted reaction when she got home!

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