For the messsage center in the kitchen, I painted these three metal trays. The yellow one may get a blackboard center. I bought the paint but haven't made a decision yet. I added the magnetic alphabet letters from the Granddaughter's Playroom. Below the memo boards will be the child's desk I purchased at the thrift store almost 2 years ago.
I plan to paint the desk white and the two drawers aqua blue and apple green.
I had hoped to find a lovely wood like this when I stripped the desk but I wasn't so lucky. The desk top was in really bad shape after years of use and abuse by children. And the wood wasn't oak but appeared to be a variety of woods.
Read more about my great plans for the desk here. Now I'm ready to make it new again with a paint job. I'll post a photo of the entire message center after the desk is completed. I am currently looking for drawer pulls. I found one source on line that has 2" center drawer pulls. I checked at Home Depot and they have nothing. Even Restoration Hardward doesn't carry that size.
Today we are installing the quilt rail in the breakfast nook. It will make hanging the quilts so much easier (no nail holes in the plaster wall). I'll save this project for another post.