This summer break was amazing, tiring, fast, busy, you name it. It also was a time to remodel one area in particular in my art studio. As I am now entering into my Senior year at SHSU as an art student I need more storage and countertop room to work on my projects. So I decided to challenge myself to see how close to Zero $ I could get and do this project.
First I looked around at the existing furniture with new eyes, seeing the individual parts and what I could repurpose for my new workstation. Then I looked around my wood stash, barn, bedrooms you name it to see if there was fodder for this project. That is always a satisfying process for me, makes me realize how many times I already have what I need.
I did have to buy some spray paint and wanted to embellish the drawers with some cute drawer knobs, but I did wait until they were 50% off at Hobby Lobby. The only real expense was a set of wire storage cubes, $15. I did not assemble them like the instructions, but used an idea I found on Pinterest to make a storage unit for my decorative papers.
The desk area then cost me: $10 for knobs, and $5 for spray paint.
The wood on top of the desk is very special. It is 80 years old. My husband's grandfather used it to build his sons a bunk bed set and my husband and his brothers used it too.
|I cut down a tall chest of drawers to make the under table storage unit. |
Cut apart an old student desk keeping the cubicle and board for more countertop area.
|Here is the 80 year old wood top spray painted and sanded. |
Used the base of an old office desk.
|Repainted pieces and everything matches.|
Feels fresh and clean.
UR-TURN: Share what DIY projects you intended to complete or did complete during the summer months. Also, love to hear your helpful money savings or construction tips.
Until Next Time.