Published on March 23rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


From NEY to YEY

Materials: Micke desk, designer wallpaper

Description: My husband bought this desk for our sons room (he is 2.5 years old) and in his room there are a firecar-bed which is red, closets are white and some textiles are blue…. and this horrific desk was orange!!!! So… I just beautified it.

I have used wallpaper from PIP STUDIO (the birds, butterflies and bugs) and a leather-look wallpaper I don’t know the brand of and the door is a wallpaper-test i got from a local painter-shop.

All together, I would guess it cost 50 kroner, less than 10 euro or 10 dollars.

And best of all: Our son can now learn to draw, paint and write at a desk that is made for him.

See more of the Micke desk.

~ Trollmora, Norway

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to From NEY to YEY

  1. Anonymous says:

    yes its beautiful, but i too like the orange but it is a decor choice and doesnt always work, i also question the use of that chair and why does a 2.5 year old need a desk yet.

  2. The Bluths says:

    I LOVE Orange! You should have kept it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does your son stand on the chair? There is no way he can sit on the chair and work on the desk-it’s too high!

  4. Ingrid Aukan says:

    yay norway. nay to orange.

  5. angryjonny says:

    Great idea! Very simple, but very effective. I personally hate the orange on this desk too and will be covering it with contact paper or fabric.

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