Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all Had a great weekend! Okay, so I went“treasure hunting” again! Oh my goodness, did I ever find a treasure! When I first saw this Lap desk, I was completely unaware of it’s history, I just thought it would be something I would use alot and a great redo Item!
Was I ever surprised when I looked up some history on it! (Prompted by my Mom, who said that this was what she had when she went to school, back in a little town called Harcourt in Canada).She looked it all over and said that it definitely was the same, so I looked it up. You gotta love Google!! It appears in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s school was not mandated by law, kids often had to work alongside their parents, for those towns that did hire a teacher to hold teaching lessons, they were usually held in a church or similar sized building. As this became more common, this lap style desk entered the picture. What fun! I simply thought I write a lot sitting on my couch, near my front window, and am always looking for a phonebook or something to put under my paper, won’t this be great?!
Looking it over carefully, I decided that it must have been a reproduction and did not think twice about making it a bit shabbier for me. ( I did offer it my Mom, who graciously declined)
Now, here’s the “shoestring’ part of it that you won’t believe, I got this piece for $4.00+ .50 for the paper I got @ Michael's and I had the paint. So I was able to have this beautiful treasure for a grand total of $4.50! I know most people don't like to mention how inexpensively their redo's are But I want everyone to know you can create some simple elegance in your own home!