My office is coming along, slowly but surely! I finally concocted a kind of desk that more closely fulfills my needs.
|Excuse the elderly black lab in the picture. She's old and just gets to lay wherever/whenever she wants!|
After ruminating for a while, I knew what I wanted was a long, sturdy surface and lots of storage. What I came up with was a full size door atop two, inexpensive bookcases!
I hit up my local Habitat for Humanity Restore and purchased a super cheap, $5 hollow core pine interior door. I didn't mind the inferior construction because I wanted it to be somewhat easy to transport.
I then bought two, $18 laminate bookcases from Walmart (ok, I'm not trying to win any beauty awards here with this make shift desk). I dropped by the Dollar Tree for a few, $1 bins and voilà! I've got all the storage I need and a nice, roomy work area for larger paintings. I simply secured the door to the bookcases with hot glue. (I want to be able to easily break down this set up if needed).
I cannot tell how wonderful it's been to have plenty of space to spread out my canvases and paints! I don't think anyone's been so excited about an old, thrown out door and two cheap-o bookcases.
If you've been hankering for a new craft/art area, but can't afford Pottery Barn's $1199 version:
this may be a quick, frugal and viable option for you.
Peace be with you....