This piece started out as a family heirloom. A nice solid piece of wood furniture deserves to have a second life, at least that is our theory. This item was something that came in very handy when we were building our first homeschool classroom.
This would be our second classroom here, Haywood is in 3rd grade and Maverick is a kindergartener. It's been wonderful to have our first transition from (1) year to the next. We were just commenting that the first year brought with it many hurdles and many set-backs. Homeschool is challenging all around for any family. In the end, we made it to the end of the year with a great sense of accomplishment. All the hard work was well worth it when we looked around our home, environment, etc. we could see the fruits of our labor. Happy, healthy and productive children were fostered that first year.
The second year, we built on all the themes in the classroom, made things more realistic and deeper in educational value. One item we have sitting above our hutch is a Norther Pike, caught in a wild river in eastern Canada by my father in law. The kids thinks this piece is grand, so we decided to work a little more on educational value of that piece.
We decided to take the eco, restored, now Duke blue desk and add a fish element. Found these at Lowe's in the special order section. The staff quickly ordered this, we paid and this shipped within a day or two, it was amazing. The best part of the whole makeover - Haywood picked these out, added them to the desk himself and appreciates the educational value of these precious items on his desk.