I had found the week earlier a curbside a desk and chair that fit the bill. The desk was sturdy and in overall good shape with the exception of a small chip in one of the drawers.
Then took discontinued fabric books and cut strips of the swatches so that I could mix up the patterns and still have it cover the entire bottoms of the drawers while keeping a cohesive design. I glued the fabric using Satin Modge Podge ( can also use watered down white glue). Let dry and then lightly distressed chair with sandpaper.
This whole project cost me nothing but my time... 4 hours + leftover supplies = one happy little girl ready for the school year.