Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Let's talk desks!

Hello Tuesday!  Today I thought we would discuss desks, or tables or whatever you call your work space.  I use to be a sitter but have since converted to a stander.  I fell in love with THIS table but good grief, not the price!  That's when I turned to the power of the Peas and found THIS table at a fraction of the cost!  It didn't take me long to get this puppy made (and by me I mean Mike). 

Now this desk is awesome!  I love it.  I bought two Closet Maid 9 hole cubbies from Target and had a piece of MDF cut to 38x55.  I painted the MDF to match the cubbies and Mike attached the tabletop to the cubbies with a couple of L brackets.  This came together in one night, so easy!  I posted pictures of this desk back several months ago, HERE when I did a post on my whole craft room.

The real reason I wanted to talk about desks today is because Mike and I are making a second craft desk for my room.  This time for the girls.  Abie has her own area in my room, but Landry is quickly out growing her little easel table.  So it was time for a little bit of rearranging.  I got to thinking about things, like I like to do :)  and decided on a crafty desk/table similar to mine for the girls.

We picked up two of these three shelf bookcases at Walmart, for just $12.50 each!

Mike already had this piece of plywood in the basement.  ***This picture is unfinished***  After I took the picture, Mike trimmed the wood down, just a bit and painted the tabletop.  While it dried, the girls and I separated Abie's beads out by color, theme and alphabet ;)  I'm so excited that in just a few more days they will have a LARGE work space, just for them!  Bring on the glitter!

I'll be sure to keep you posted on the desk/table and show you pics once the girls are all settled.  Have a great Tuesday friends and I'll see you tomorrow!  Thanks for coming by today!


  1. how awesome!! don't you love it when the kids are crafting right there with you! i love it!

  2. my neice also love arts and crafts i rememeber the days when my youngest would scrap with me not no more her is 17yrs old and girl might think it's not cool....

    thanks for sharing...

  3. I love your work desk. I can't wait to have space for a craft room so I can spread out all my goodies.

  4. I love your table and how sweet to make one for the girls, too! I've often wondered if I would enjoy standing up to scrap.

  5. I love your work desk and your room!

  6. I love the desk and how you have a spot for the girls to craft too! My mom, my brother and I used to do crafts together all the time, and I loved it!

  7. I LOVE your desks. I bet the girls love to have a work table just like mommy has.

    I used to sit down to create, now I notice I stand up more also.

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