How to turn a small desk into a large workspace
I started with this little desk that I had painted blue a few years back. I painted it white a few months ago in hopes that it would work as a desk for my husband, but it just wasn’t very practicle, so it’s been living in our garage. Until now. I started by removing the bar that extended from one side to the other on the back of the desk and placed it in my breakfast nook like a table. Next, I measured my desktop. I wanted something just a bit longer, that hung over a little on each side as well, so I added about 8 inches to the length and 4 inches to the width and cut a piece of plywood to use as the desktop. I used my brad nailer (nail gun) to attach it to the top, then closed off the tiny holes using wood filler. Once the wood filler had dried, I painted the top white to match the body. Next, I measured the width between the front and back legs and the lenght of the desk and cut a piece of plywood that would fit snuggly in between the legs, but extend from one end of the desk to the other, creating a shelf for the bottom. I painted it with two coats of white pain to match the rest of the desk. Seriously…that is it! Now I can work, print and grab my sewing machine on a whim without having to move everything. It’s so nice to have plenty of room to stretch out! As you can see, I’ve got some fun sewing projects coming up…it will be so nice to be able to simply scoot my laptop over and still bring my sewing machine onto my workspace! This project couldn’t have been any easier, and it really opens my eyes up to the possibility creating desks for my son and daughter using small tables from yard sales or thrift stores! Want to see the first project I did using my new workspace? Check out my post on How To Make A No Sew Valance! Don’t you just love taking shortcuts? I know I do!!!