Helen
Helen
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  • Bel Air, MD

DIY DESK WITH CHAIR

6 Materials
$80
24 Hours
Medium

I have a loft area that was underutilized. I decided to create an inexpensive desk using wood crates, an old wood board for the top. I found an old chair at goodwill with a disgusting cushion so I DIY’d it😁

diy desk with chair
I used white chalk paint on top of desktop. I then dry brushed multiple colors lightly to give dimension. I finished with a light coat of wax.
diy desk with chair
I used white chalk paint on desk top. I then added multiple colors lightly to give dimension.
diy desk with chair
I stacked the crates vertically and horizontally. This made the desk higher. I secured with nails underneath.
diy desk with chair
I scrubbed the chair and removed the old cushion saving the plywood for the new cushion and fabric. I spray painted teal. Then I recovered and secured the cushion using tacs.
diy desk with chair
Before dirty and nasty chair but I loved the height.
diy desk with chair
After removing fabric.
diy desk with chair
Love spray paint!
diy desk with chair
2 coats of teal.
diy desk with chair
diy desk with chair
This was a two part project done at different intervals. I love my new desk and chair. I can store paper, labels etc inside the crates.
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  • JudyH
    on Apr 30, 2018

    Does your desk have enough knee room to pull your chair up close enough to use the keyboard without having to bend to reach it?


    • JudyH
      on Apr 30, 2018

      Thanks, Helen. I couldn't quite tell from the last photo. Great project for a quirky space!

  • Barbara
    on Apr 30, 2018

    That chair is incredible! The style is wonderful, does anyone know what the style is called?

  • Patricia Miller Jensen
    on May 11, 2018

    What paint do you recommend for boat upholstery ? Thank you

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