Saturday, January 28, 2012



I have a $10 garage sale desk that I hope to repaint this winter to use in my "someday classroom."  I think a personalized, hand painted desk and a chair with a seat covered in a happy fabric will be much cozier than the standard issue institutional desk and chair.  While searching the internet for ideas for painting my desk, I stumbled across a free book download.  Apparently, the author is a substitute teacher who is also an artist.  He sketches the desks of the teacher he fills in for, and this book is a compilation of those drawings.

You may find it here:

At first, to me, the black and white sketches seemed vague or nondescript.  But as I looked closer, I saw distinguishing details such as sticky notes around one teacher's computer screen, a sketch on a pad on the art teacher's desk, and what I believe was a cow-print mug awaiting another teacher's morning brew.  I loved the little details and insights into the character of the individual who "belongs to" each desk.


Pom Pom said...

Well, you know that I made a skirt for my teacher desk! I like it. It looks like a parade float.
Have fun painting. I keep thinking of covering a chair with knitting. I'm trying to figure out how.
I think your desk is VERY important! Hooray for you, Teacher!

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, I thought you might comment on this post. ;)

I have seen some interesting things covered with knit and crochet. I will try to post a picture soon.

I imagine a knit covered chair would be comfy! :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

You can do it:) In a local store I saw a small table and chair painted a lot of different colors.
Love it.

Dmarie said...

love it that you're planning to customize your desk to suit you personally. what fun!

linda said...

hello dear aisling, i have missed you and hope you are well...sounds a fab desk to me. i am starting a new blog on typepad called moody hues. here's the addy:

i hope you will come over and see me...i am rather lonely but at least not being bothered by the awful spamming going on at my blog. xoxoxxo