Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bookcase Desk

With hubby's home office almost done, I've finally had some time to work on my little corner office! I really didn’t want to take up too much room but I did need a space for all my shop supplies, a functional yet pretty space. With a crazy idea in my head I began searching for a bookcase. To my surprise, I stumbled across the discontinued HENSVIK Bookcase in good condition for $35 on Craigslist! I purchased the bookcase and covered the backboard with some fun gray and yellow patterned fabric. Then I purchased a pair of table legs and mounting hardware ($15) from Lowes. The next step was finding the perfect piece of scrap wood. Hubby had the brilliant idea of checking the “As Is” section at IKEA and sure enough we found an off-white ADEL kitchen cabinet door for $3.99! Now came the hard part (not too hard though), turning all of these pieces into a functional Bookcase Desk!
Hubby installed the table leg hardware (the table legs come ready to screw in to the hardware). After measuring the depth of the bookcase, we added two notches to the kitchen cabinet door/desk top making it easier to slip into place. We added a 1 inch piece of wood to the inside of the bookcase which was screwed into another 1 inch piece behind the bookcase to support the back edge of desk top. I spray painted the legs with Valspar's satin finish paint. We slipped the desk top into place and screwed in the legs. After getting all of my supplies organized, I now have my very own Bookcase Desk!


Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

Ok, this is too cool! Great job you guys!!!

Veronika said...

This is so cute! Great job!

Veronica said...

Wow! You never fail to amaze me with your DIY skills! I love it, it looks great.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

oh my gosh, I love your desk. It is so pretty and stylish - I would NEVER have thought of it :)

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