Since we moved in, I've been using our kitchen's breakfast bar as a desk. It wasn't ideal and definitely not the most comfortable of spaces. And of course, it would end up with my MacBook, binders, notes, etc. being moved because we would have to clear off the space for dinner.
Drew offered to make me a desk in his office, but the designer in me knew that wouldn't look aesthetically pleasing. Plus, since he's and online college professor and property manager, he needs a much larger and quieter space than I do. I just want a place to work on volunteer projects, plan parties, blog, and browse Facebook and Pinterest. Truth.
Being the wonderful boyfriend that he is, he offered to build me whatever I wanted, wherever I wanted.
I came up with the idea to create a wall desk of sorts... or at least that's what I'm calling it. It is perfect for this space! The stained wood top is 16 inches wide and 4 feet long, supported to the wall with industrial piping.
The wood, stain, and piping cost about $60.
Of course I wanted to glam it up a little bit too. I found the softest rug ever at Kohl's which was on sale for $35. I chose a cute teal chair from Target which was on sale for $55 at the time.
(Full disclosure: The chair isn't the comfiest thing in the world since it's not a desk chair, but it was in my price range and I only use it an hour a day, so it works great for me.)
Since I don't have any drawers to keep binders/notes, I repurposed large wire basket to hold the goods, which fits the design theme. You can find similar baskets at Michael's, Marshall's, or T.J. Maxx.
I added a small pencil/pen holder and candle on the top as functional decor. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible since this top very easily gets filled with papers, notes, and binders.
Yes, I organized and cleaned before these photos. You're welcome.
I'm so happy with how this turned out! It was low-budget, looks exactly how I imagined, and is so useful for my everyday life.
Honestly, as you probably guessed... I didn't do much labor to help create this, so I owe a huge thanks to Drew. He's the real MVP.
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