I have always wanted a cute craft desk to do projects and to cut my fabric not on the floor, but most of the ones in the stores are hugely to expensive for my wallet.
So my husband promised that when we moved into our new housing on base he would build me a fabulous one.
If you follow my blog regularly, a few weeks ago, I blogged about how we finally got new base housing.
(If not you can catch up here: My New Craftroom/Studio)
Finally after 2 months of PTA's, training and other adventures, my husband finally had time to finish my craftdesk!
I am so excited to show you and now you can find out how we made it so you can make one too!
♥ Book shelves (we used 3 of these from Walmart)
♥ Piece of wood cut to the dimentions of your shelves after assembled and organized the way you want them- (ours was cut at 35 1/4 x 54 3/8 inches)
♥ L brackets and screws- 10
♥ Paint (if you want to paint your board)
♥ Paint Brushes
First, we built our shelves as stated by the manufactures instructions.
Then, we cut our board to the size that we wanted to be. I wanted mine to hang over the edges a bit so I cut it a bit longer and wider then the shelves were.
Next, I painted my wooden board. We actually found the piece of wood on a walk, that someone put out for bulk trash day. But it had a few imperfections and the color I wanted to paint it was a bright color so I ended up priming my board first, but if you have a piece of wood that is perfect or a color that is dark you won't need to prime. I ended up painting about a whole pint of paint over the board. It was about 7 full coats.
After the paint was good and dry for about a day, we attached the shelves all together using the L-Brackets on the top and bottom of the center shelf. Next we then attached the board to the tops of the shelves on each corner and then in the middle of the center shelf. (See picture above)
Super easy and super cute!
The table is very solid and will be easy to take a part and put back together when we move again at the end of the year.
Perfect storage for my fabric tubs!
getting ready for shipment to 2 lucky mom's for Mothers Day!
Ribbon, Ribbon Everywhere!
Lots of leg room or hidden space!
What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
This is a great cost-effective solution if you have ever wanted a table like me!!