How to Build a Desk (Using Furniture You Already Have)

While plotting out the guest bedroom / office makeover, I knew I would need a desk. However, I didn’t want to spend money on a new one – where’s the fun in that?? So, I took an old kitchen table and a discarded hutch and made my own desk. {link to my blog}

How to Build a Desk using table and hutch
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$25 to $50
4 Hours
-- -- Decorate


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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    This table actually has two leaves that go with it. They fold down, but when they are folded down, they block your knees and its uncomfortable. Therefore, I just unscrewed them from the table.

  • Step 2

    Sit hutch on top of desk and secure to wall. Paint pieces as desired.  I painted it all glossy black to match the moldings and other black accents in the guest bedroom.  Then, I “dipped” the feet with gold spray paint.  You can check out the details and where I got all the fun accessories over on my blog.


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