I was needing a creative storage and work space in our new home, so I built a DIY DROP CLOTH SKIRTED WOODEN DESK.
(I am going to paint the walls a different color. This is the color that was already on the walls when we bought the house two months ago. I think a lighter paint color will help the desk stand out even more!)
I love this desk/table because there is sooooo much room to work! And I love the way the drop cloth skirt hides all my “uglies”…
I bought those storage bins at Walmart, and I am going to buy two more for the other side of my desk when I have the money.
It was so much fun organizing all of my crafty stuff!
Now just in case ya’ll go thinkin’ that I’ve got it all together, and my room is so neat and organized now, here’s what the other side of my room looks like….
See why I need more storage bins?
I am DETERMINED TO GET ORGANIZED now that the boys are back in school!!
If you missed my guest post over at Shanty2Chic, and you want to know how to make this desk yourself, here is the tutorial.
(Believe me… if I can do it, you can do it too!)
I purchase three 2x10x8’s from Lowe’s and place them on our saw horses…
Then I cut each board 82 inches long. (You could cut them as long or as short as you need them.)
Then I cut 2×4’s to make a frame smaller than the top of the table.
I used PL adhesive caulk at the end of each 2×4 before I used my nail gun to nail them together.
I also used PL adhesive caulk on the frame before I nailed it to the top of the table…
I place the three 2×10’s on top of my 2×4 frame and nailed them together.
Next, I cut some 2×4’s for the legs of the table and nailed them to the frame. It didn’t matter if my table had ugly legs because I knew I would be covering them with a skirt.
I made my table 30 inches high.
Then I used a clean cloth to wipe on the stain…
It is called Provencial from Minwax.
For the skirt, I cut strips from some drop cloths 31 inches long…
I LOVE drop cloths! I especially love that they are already hemmed on one side, so I didn’t even have to break out my sewing machine for this project!
Next, I stapled the drop cloth to a 1×2 board that was cut 82 inches long (the length of the front of the table.) I gathered the material every couple of inches to create my skirt.
Then I attached the skirt to the table by screwing the 1×2 into the table top. (I used 2 inch wood screws.)
Then the material lays nicely between the 1×2 and the table top!
I did the same thing to the sides of the table too!
This skirt is perfect for hiding my craft supplies in my office.
I grabbed some accessories from around my house to decorate it for now. Of course, I may change it around a bit still.
But for now, I am really going to enjoy this roomy desk!
If you have any questions about my desk, just let me know! :)