While I alluded to the components of the desk before (as well as the presence of my craft room), I can now share photos of the full and complete project! Here is my brand new craft desk in all her glory!
It’s no secret that IKEA is one of my happy places, and I had a feeling I could hack some shelf items into exactly what I needed. The two table legs are simply Billy bookcases braced together with 3 pieces of painted 2×4’s from Lowe’s (a whole $3.75). I also chose to paint the back of the billy bookcases in white paint just to disguise the cardboard flavor.
Now the fun part of the table came when we went to pick out a tabletop. Trying to be as resourceful as possible, I went straight for the plain ‘ol fiberboard section. Mr. M quickly saw this glass design, however, and persuaded me to spend a little bit more to get something really fun and unique (well… as unique as you can get buying from a global Swedish superstore).
But it all didn’t come together until the last part of the project emerged: my beautiful white leather barstools. It was the “whipped cream” topping for my craft desk, and a super surprise present from Mr. M. It turns out that they’re not only super cute, but very functional and adjust to exactly the perfect height that I need.
Now that my friends, is my spiffy new bargain of a craft table ($162 to be exact). The only thing left to do now… is use it!