Quite some time ago, I purchased desk legs at IKEA with a plan to get wood at the hardware store and create a rustic top. Months later, and the desk top still hadn’t been made…we hadn’t even bought the wood! I knew we had to come up with another, faster option. We just haven’t had time for anything lately – sad, I know. After doing some online browsing, I found out that laminate counter-tops can be really affordable … only about $30 for a 6 foot section (depending on the style you choose).
The Family and I made a quick trip to Lowe’s to pick up 2 corner-piece 6′ counter-tops (and their accessories) in “Labrador Granite.” Once we got the counter-top sections upstairs, my husband screwed the IKEA legs into the bottom of each counter-top piece. Then we put the desk in place so we could adhere the corner pieces and caulk them. The most important and difficult part about that was making sure the desk pieces were level … it was definitely a two-person job. We also added a small piece of wood to the underside of the seam to help keep the desk stable.
All that was left at this point was finishing off the ends of the desk. It was really simple. Lowe’s sells the kits – and, basically, you just iron the end pieces on then trim them down.
I am seriously thrilled with how this project turned out … the desk is big enough for everything I need: sewing, cutting, laminating, etc. I can’t wait to get the space organized and bring in some fun accessories!
Do you have any office organization tips for me?