DIY Desk

DIY Desk

Here’s a little sneak peak to the Spare Room for my Room by Room challenge… My desk. What did I pay for it? Under $10

Keep reading to learn how I did it.

Okay, so you guys know that I have absolutely no budget for this make-over. Yep. So I’ve been pinching as many pennies as possible to make it look AMAZING! So, after much deliberation I decided to make my own desk that would custom-fit the room. Luckily, I had all the parts that I needed.

-An old closet door
-Old table legs (From my Step-Grandmother’s table that was much too big for my kitchen)
-Spray Paint (3 Coats of it)

These items are relatively easy to find at Thrift Stores, or even cheap furniture stores. Here’s how I did mine.

First: Take your door and drill holes in it for the bolts on the legs to go through. I used a 1/2″ bit and drilled through one side first, then the other side, so the door wouldn’t splinter.

Like so… Then, put it on the table legs. And bolt them on. It’ll look like this:

Sand down the legs really well…. and then paint that baby! I found cans of great spray paint at my local Honk’s store for a buck– Then found out about $.88 Tuesdays. So going back!!– and used them for the legs and the top. 3 Coats should be good.

Then, cover the bolts with some little boxes or a lamp of vase or something. I had this cute little blue box that a bracelet had come in from Kohls and simply glued them on. Then…. Decorate!! 🙂

Don’t mind the unfinished paint or the tape on the walls… That part of the room is still in progress.

I found these awesome little Granite containers at TJ Maxx on clearance for a buck a piece. They make awesome bookends!

Then, I found these cute little jars at Hobby Lobby for 50% off $3.00…. So, I only paid $6 for the total of my decorating. And then someone realized that I wasn’t paying attention to him and had to put his two cents worth in.

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