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A few weeks ago I shared our playroom/study space and our potential plans on how we were going to transform the boring and blah space to a functioning “bigger kid” study that would have all the comforts for adults to relax and enjoy as well as be kid friendly. In the midst of all this planning, I came across a few DIY desk ideas that I think we might be able to make. Our overall vision for the room includes a modern industrial style desk with a rustic flare.
The stairway wall is where the desk will be placed and it’s fairly narrow so the desk will need to be slim lined and petite. Just big enough for a lap top and a place for doing homework. Keeping things real, here is a quick shot of the room in real life. Complete disaster. You see, the stairway wall is small and it happens to be in front of a doorway (to the left). This door is hardly open but I do not want to block it completely.
I think this bright orange cart desk is so fun! It may be a bit large for our space but I love the utilitarian design.
I love the idea of a saw horse desk. It would be fairly simple to make and not to formal looking. The idea of storage between the legs is very appealing.
What I like about this desk below is the varying pattern and wood design on the top.
This light colored Xbase desk below is very reasonably priced. I am not sure the quality but if I can find one that is good quality and reasonably priced, it may be worth it to purchase a desk. There is really no fun in that though right?
My dad always says, “why don’t you just buy it?” Well dad, that is no fun. Don’t get me wrong, I lov to shop and I love to buy new things but only when the price is right and if it’s something we can’t make on our own. I would love to find a piece of reclaimed lumber, similar to what we used on our media console, and create Xbase legs or perhaps use plumbers piping to add an industrial feel. Now that you have seen the stairway wall, what do you think? Do you think a desk will fit there ok?
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