Sunday, December 28, 2014

DIY Desk

I just rented a house out of state and needed to make one of the rooms an office. I wanted the desk to face the wall and look like a built in. 

I bought cabinets from Lowes. Not kitchen cabinets because I didn't want to have to install the toe kick and I didn't want drawers. Also I wanted the cabinets to not be so deep. I got these in the section at Lowes with closet organizers and shelves. 

My significant other put them together. He's a sweetheart. 

I did purchase an extra drawer kit to go inside the cabinet for about $15. 

The cabinets were placed in front of the outlets so we cut a hole in the cabinet back to access those. I now have my fax machine, router, and printer tucked away in the cabinets. 

The cabinets are ready to become a desk!

We cut plywood to the size of the desk. 

Brackets were used to ensure the top stayed in place. 

I used peel and stick flooring to cover the plywood. Expensive wood look without the cost. And if I mess it up or scratch the top I just peel the piece off and stick another one on. 

Next we used a piece of small trim to cover the front of the plywood. I painted it white. 

I put a hole in the top so that I could run my laptop power cords. 

I bought bar stools from Gordmans to complete the look. 


  1. The end result is fabulous. I love it!

  2. Thank you. It was an easy fun project that turned out great.