Monday, May 5, 2014

Boys Desk Redo

With the warm days of spring, I've been trying to work on a laundry list of projects. You know. The stuff I was trying to ignore all winter.

One of the projects is to give the boys a new, better desk/Lego building area. They've been using these trapezoid tables that dad picked up at the school surplus sale. They've been great but they weren't giving enough space for the Lego Obsessed Boy (Chy), or the nitpicky kid (Q).

The before shot:

Chy waving from his old desk.

 So, I looked at a bunch of pinterest/DIY blog thingys, and we came up with this:

The boys at the new desk (now with Storage(TM)!)

One long desk. Drawers beneath. Space for both boys to sit and work. But we still had that blank wall. I love Ana White, so I finally decided to try this project with my Kreg Jig.

Shelves on the wall! And lights!

The build part was crazy easy. In fact, it took much longer to sand and paint than it did to assemble the pieces.

We added some wall-mounted lights from Ikea, a clearance garbage can from Target, and Viola! New desk area.

(Notice the green stripe down the middle - this is the separation between Q's space and Chy's space. Because, unlike in the 'after' shot above, Chy's space is always covered in Legos. And paper. And trio toys. And rocks. And whatever else he was working on/collected that day.)

1 comment:

  1. That looks really great, I love it! Awesome job being super handy and creative and stuff.