Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Work in {Progress}

I'm making progress, {slow} progress, on my new craft room & I thought I'd share one of the things I've been working on, even though it's not exactly finished yet. Take a look at my happy new desk!

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The hubband was very {helpful} in the assembly, as he doesn't quite trust me with saws just yet. ;) To make the desk I used two small shelving units (made by Closetmaid) from Target. We already had one, so I just had to pick up one more ~ it was around $20. Then I ran to Lowe's and picked up a 24-inch hollow core door for $19, and that is my desk top. The hubband ran a 2x4 along the wall that the desk is on, and then put screws through the desk top to secure it. The hubband also forcefully removed the backing to a small light that he had attached to the wall. It had been next to the tinier of the tiny people's bed. When he removed it, he also removed part of the wall. Nice, eh? And he managed to do more damage to the wall with his drill while he was securing the desk top ~ so I had to run back to Lowe's and pick up a quart of paint so I can touch up the walls. Luckily, I'm the kind of dork who remembers the name of paint colors.

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So there's the desk. I do need to stain it and apply a coat of poly ~ but the hubband has been so busy with work that he has really needed my help, which means I've been too busy actually {using} the desk to finish it properly.

Things kind of {echo} in the room right now ~ there isn't enough softness ~ so I do need to pick up a rug to help with that a bit. I'm also on the hunt for an inexpensive padded stool (preferably with a back) to replace the stool I'm currently using, and I have a stuffed chair that I'd like to move in....and reupholster. And I have a few projects in mind for organization...and decoration...and such... Trust me, when I do something, you'll know it! ;)

 

5 comments:

  1. We just replaced 2 doors similiar to what you used for the desk. As soon as Kent finished cutting them up for firewood, I realized that they would have been perfect for the new desk we needed for our computer. Ugh... Your's looks very cute :)

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  2. LOVE the paint color. So pretty and calming. Can't wait to see how the room progresses!

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  3. Thanks for your comment on Billie Monster! I gotta say I just love the color you chose for the walls - it's so relaxing. I think my butt would HATE that stool though haha.

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  4. I just had an idea while taking another look at your desk... you could probably drill a hole in the back of the "leg" that has empty shelves and put your PC tower in there so it's not hiding beneath your desk. Just a thought. Actually, your desk looks similar to ours, except that yours was probably less expensive and will likely be prettier once it's varnished too!

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  5. Hello cutie! I blogged about this earlier on in the week and just wanted to give you a heads up! Much love and *hugs* all around! Have a wonderful weekend doll!!!
    www.fly-houseofdesign.blogspot.com

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