Look! Making a Desk for Lulu

Look! Making a Desk for Lulu

Carrie McBride
May 21, 2010

Today I want to share with you a little project that I recently finished for Ursula. Since I spend a lot of time in the office and we pull her in to hang out when we need to, it seemed important to not only give her a space of her own, but also to start modeling a desk that would be sort of a small version of a grownup desk. Ursula is very into being a "big girl", so we set out together one weekend to find her a desk. This is our little story that took place over about one month.

We started the day out at Atlantic Avenue, poking around all the antique shops, but finally ended up finding this little roll-top in the basement of Olde Good Things new location on 17th street. The chair came a bit later, ordered from the excellent wood furniture folks at Community Playthings.

Starting at the end: The final setup

Going over the bridge and back to Brooklyn. Atlantic Avenue is usually a goldmine of possibility, but we struck out on that day.

Shopping on Atlantic Ave.

This desk....?

This chair....?

These would make nice desks! (too expensive!)

Cleaning everything up!

At first, I was afraid to cut the legs and this Frosta stool seemed to work okay.

But after watching her not sit too comfortably for a few weeks, I decided to cut them. Note that by this time I had also installed all the Flor carpet tiles, so it looks a bit nicer as well.

Cutting down the legs 6" to fit Ursula. We kept the legs so that we have them for the future when it needs raising again.

When the chair finally arrived! It didn't come for another week after I cut the legs. Now Ursula sits really nicely at her desk and uses it more. This chair and desk height won't last long, however, so I'm already prepared to adjust the setup come September.

- Originally posted by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan on Apartment Therapy 5.20.2010

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