This boldly striped desk -- just in at Providence -- might offer a little inspiration for a kid's desk transformation. The look offers a sophisticated way to bring in favorite sports team colors, or school colors, without going for a full-throttle theme room. Boys ages 9 to 12, who are growing up yet still slightly interested in doing a creative summer project with their mom or fun aunt, could design something very sleek.
Those with a bigger budget could makeover a metal desk by taking it to an auto paint shop, as Angele Parlange describes doing in her book, Creole Thrift: Premium Southern Living Without Spending a Mint.
BTW: the Providence desk costs $695. Also in the shop at the moment is a small round gilt and glass table, resembling the table seen in Hadley Inspired. The base of Providence's piece is a floral bouquet, rather than wheat. For more on Parlange, see Adventurous Spirit: Angele Parlange.