Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Craft Room Desk with Shelves

One of my favorite things about the new house:  I have a room of my own!  Actually, I share it with the kids, but half the room is mine.  I use this desk as a room divider

I couldn't have done it with out the IKEA expedit shelves!


And the IKEA adjustable table legs.  And the IKEA tabletop I picked up used at Goodwill... only $10 for the top!

I painted it with chalkboard paint to cover up what a mess the surface of the tabletop was.  Now I can leave myself notes


A good reminder, right?  We'll see if I follow my own advice in 2013... things are so busy already!


These bins are from IKEA too.  The kids and I can keep all our junk stored away neatly!

And you'll never guess where this chair

and this magnetic strip are from

Yep!  IKEA!  Seriously, I'm not being paid to do this post... I just love all of their stuff for organizing.  This magnetic strip has made grabbing my most-used supplies so much easier!  I love having all my foam brushes in that old can.  They stay up off the work surface but they are still within reach.


The chalkboard is just an old frame painted white.  I painted the wall with chalkboard paint because I was too lazy to get a board to fit inside the frame.  It's perfect for keeping track of my pending orders and other miscellaneous tasks.

For the record, this is the neatest this room has ever been (and probably ever will be).  I really appreciate being able to leave my projects around now that I have my own desk, so I don't mind a little bit of mess in this room.

What do you think?  Do I need treatment for my IKEA addiction?  Do you have any other tips for helping me organize this space?

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Jamie

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37 comments:

  1. I'd have an IKEA addiction (wait, maybe I do, I just do a lot at a time)if only it was closer. At least an hour each way and since I can't do much shopping in a wheelchair, I need a companion in crime. yahahhaha
    Janet

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    1. Our IKEA is dangerously close... just 15 to 20 minutes! It would save our family a lot of money if it were an hour away ;)

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  2. I LOVE this idea. I desperately need a desk. This is very doable! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great day!

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    1. It was very easy to do! I forgot to mention the legs are the expandable ones... none of the other sizes fit.

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer... I am so much more productive now!

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  4. What a great craft room! I LOVE that chalkboard frame! The detailing is beautiful!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna! I took some "before" pictures of it last year when I first got it from a garage sale and then proceeded to lose the pics. Whoops!

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  5. What a fantastic idea! I LOVE it! I am pinning it because it just might be a solution for me to add storage space and keep a craft table. Thanks!
    KC

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    1. It was so easy to do KC and it has definitely helped to keep me organized! Thanks for your comment :)

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  6. brilliant idea. I like that it's not so low as a typical table is.

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  7. Jamie, I really love it all, but mostly the framed chalkboard on the wall...that you painted the wall instead of wood. so fun!

    Thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can--catching you this week.
    gail

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  8. Love it, awesome that you have your own space!

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  9. Love this! Itching to re do and reorganize my craft room and this is a great idea.
    Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time
    -Becka Monogram and Makeovers

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    1. Thanks so much Becka! I need a lot of storage for all my craft junk and this definitely helps!

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  10. Popping in from The Answer is Chocolate and I love so many details of this! I am forever losing my scissors and I only use them for Scrapbooking, that magnetic strip is genius. Great idea to use a recycled tabletop, it looks very cool with the chalkboard paint on it too. Thank-you for sharing your space!
    {Hugs} Barb

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    1. That magnetic strip is the BEST! Worth every penny. The best part about it is the novelty of it hasn't worn off for me. It is still fun to watch how the magnet grabs whatever I'm throwing up there so it helps me always put my stuff back where is belongs ;)

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  11. Nice lil project. Luv the way it all came together.

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  12. Love this! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link-party.html?m=1

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  13. Ohh, I love IKEA! I'm so glad I live close to one. Your magnet strips are really cute.

    I'm having a GOOGLE + Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Google +. If you don't have Google + it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/google-social-hop.html


    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  14. Love it! You have wheels turning. I was thinking "I wonder if I could get my husband to make me something like this, but a little bigger." I need 4-7 at my table. My 3 kids plus me sometimes has my friend & her 2 kids over for painting & some craft time. My craft room needs a serious make over.

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  15. Great job with the desk! I love how you pulled it together with different parts!

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  16. you are in good company with the ikea addiction! love that magnetic strip!

    hope you'll pop over when you have a moment, lovely blogger.

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  17. I too am an Ikea addict. I am currently working on my craft room/office and I bought 5 Expedits the other day to put in there. I already had 1 in there. I am hosting my very first link party and would love if you would link up.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

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  18. Love it! Nothing wrong with being an Ikea addict...I might be one, too! I love the chalkboard table top! My sister just did that and now does math/spelling on it with her 2nd grader! Great ideas.

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  19. Thanks for linking up at Classy Clutter! I'm featuring you tonight in my top 10!!! This was our #1 clicked on project! Congrats!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  20. ikea was a good thing on earth... very helpful. im enjoying it!

    Andre
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  21. Your blog is awesome. Cheers! Good luck and more power!

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