|February 2, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Before and After, Build it Yourself, Kitchen|
Well I put the hubs on another project. Good thing he loves me so much or my house would be bare. We decided to finally tackle a desk to put in our kitchen nook. We have gone back and forth on what to put there-a hutch, storage dresser thing, and finally decided on a built-in desk. It would be more functional for us because we don’t really have a bunch of china we want to display and would get more use out of an organizing/mail/computer area.
Before (sorry it’s not the best pic but you can see it was used for puppy storage):
We used a door for the desk itself that Mike snatched up from his parents house that they weren’t using anymore and cut it to size. We primed, painted, antiqued, and finished it with a coat of poly. Then we bought country-style table legs from Home Depot then painted and distressed it as well. We found this cute little stool (which we also painted and distressed) at our fave store-Walmart and I made a seat cushion with leftover fabric from our new kitchen table seat covers. We also trimmed it out to give it a nice, built-in, finished look.
To spruce it up, we added a couple little metal buckets that we use for pens, etc. You can read about our mail center here.
This project cost $33: table legs-$16 and stool-$17. Pretty good for a built-in desk, dontcha think?