When I pulled up my Cabinet Doors into Children's desk to share with you I was enjoying the "green" in the back ground, ahh spring....
This project was so fun for me, and my kids are still enjoying it. I shared it on My Repurposed Life several months ago, so I am excited to finally share it with you today!
When I finished this desk and put in my boys room it is was a toss up for who was more giddy, me or my boys. Kids totally get a thrill out of furniture...when it is theirs! :)
I had thought of tons of ways to repurpose them over the months, but this desk idea won out in the end. I stared by measuring the wall I was going to use and started trying different options on the floor with the cabinet doors.
Drawers and Drawer Slides, Master Closet Makeover post. On the left I am cutting them with my Ryobi Circular Saw and on the right, drilling pocket holes on two sides of each board. I cut 9 shelf boards.
Kreg Right Angle Clamp to hold my boards in place while I drove in the first screw, this is the best clamp EVER. I also made sure to use my Gorilla Wood Glue for a strong hold.
So, just know I was winging it, and this may not be the best way to do it. Mmmkay? My sister-in-law gave me some old bed slats and they were perfect for this job. I placed the 1x3 where I wanted it, and marked with a pencil where to cut. Then I drilled pocket holes in each angled end.
Cubby Shelf Makeover that I shared last month. I really loved the reclaimed wood top I put on it, so I went to see if I had a piece of that 70 year old barn wood to fit the desk top. I had one left in the right size, sa-weet!
I cleaned up the barn wood top and gave it three coats of poly. I also started priming and painting the desk with paint I had. Oh, and I did fill in the cracks with spackle...that is important to do especially when you are painting things white.
And that was that. I think those cabinet doors look good as a desk. Don't you?
I love how they make it look fancy, like I did some complicated routing work. :)
Since I made this desk for free with things I had on hand, I figured some bins from the dollar store would be perfect to fill the shelves. So my grand total was $6.
I am glad I tried the X pattern, I love how it turned out.
The top is sooooo pretty, and smooth too because I made sure to sand with 400 grit sandpaper between coats of poly.
One thing that has been nice is that it is narrow and doesn't take up a lot of room.
I love to see my boys sitting doing their homework at their new desk, it has been good for them to have their own space!
Sitting on what you ask?
Well, I did make chairs for the desk out of something really interesting.... I will be sharing those with you later this week. So be sure to check back!
*Update: you can see my Rustic Industrial Kid Chairs here!
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