DIY craft re-do: lap desk

Pictured above is an old lap desk that belongs to my mother. This photo is the re-do. This desk was plain, and stained with newspaper ink from some years. Now it has a new, prettier life (lol) with a sanding and some new paint in a chic aqua color. Next, “Mother” was added with painted wooden letters and a cute wooden dragonfly. Do you ever work on DIY projects?