We took our little mission to Bunnings next for paint and sandpaper and then went home where I advised Ivy to go on the immediate offensive with her long-suffering minimalist father. 'It's not crap, Dad!' she shouted as he opened the car door. Just as trained.
This laminate was really in bad shape but Ivy's Sale Of The Century spokesmodel pose shows promise.
Unfortunately I alwasy FREAK OUT when buying paint and in a last minute tic, switch choices to a shade just below my original choice. So this blue doesn't pop so much as whimper a little. But it's still a nice happy blue.
And the school desks have been on high colouring-in, dot-to-dot, maze-puzzle and writing practice rotation ever since.
More creative spaces over here.