It’s another fabulous Friday!! And I have another finished project to share with you!
I have been in search for a simple desk and I when I found this desk…I knew it would be perfect for my needs!
But you know me…why buy when you can build!! So I found that same desk design along with plans to build it over at Ana White’s wonderful site!!
I gathered up my supplies; some mdf, primer, paint, and 6 hinges.
First, I cut all of my wood.
You like my saw horses? Sometimes, a girls got to improvise! 😉 After I had all the wood cut, I primed it and then painted it.
You may have noticed that some of the boards on the above two pictures are not painted white. Well, when I was pre-cutting all my boards, I forgot to cut the boards for the ends of the legs! Silly, Laura! But no biggie…I added them, then painted and primed some more and moved right on to the next step!
Which was attaching the hinges. I will admit I was a little scared to install these because you need to be exact. But the included directions had a nice template to use which was so helpful! They actually went on really easy!
And here is the finished project…
The reason I built this desk is for two special guys…
They wanted a place to play computer games together and now they have it. I made the desk a little longer so they both can sit side by side and enjoy all the playing action in its glory!
I have the desk a few inches away from the wall to allow room for the computers CPU…and I don’t really like the extra space. But, I have a plan to fix that and I will be working on that this weekend! (If you would like to see how I fixed the extra space, go see my new Inspiration Wall.)
A close up of the top with the lid down. A nice place to hide the key board and add a little additional width to the desk.
Do you remember what our desk looked like before? It was a corner desk that took up lots of room…
And this is the view now…
I redid those shelves to, but I am saving that for next week Friday! I will give you another peek when I get the room completely done. But for now I have to say….Me Likey!!