Today's entry is courtesy of the boy and shows what a difference some paint and effort can make.
Once upon a time the boy bought this sad little desk from a guy on Craigslist for a mere $20. It wasn't impressive in his current state, but the boy thought it had potential.
So he rebuilt the damaged corners and gouges with wood filler, cleaned it, sanded it down, and repainted it black. He also spray-painted the hardware metallic. And then the desk was happy.
And the boy was happy too, although he vowed to tame the cord dragon soon.