|The wicker baskets are from Walmart, and the rest is Goodwill and DIY restored.|
I tweeted a while back that I was working on creating a new home office space for myself. I was desperately lacking storage and and my tiny one drawer desk just wasn’t cutting it. So armed with very little cash and a fierce determination I set to task.
First, I found a used desk off Kijiji, where someone was selling it off for super cheap ($130). It came with two large storage areas and a hutch. Then I set about creating a fun storage space. Choosing a white, blue, and silver color scheme I set off to Goodwill *a second hand store* to pick up some things I could turn into creative storage areas. I picked up mugs, glasses, wicker things, and large bins – and all of it came to about $15.
Then came the DIY part. One can of white primer and one can of silver paint, and a lot of taping.
|Some items primed.|
|Before: a box taped up and ready to be primed.|
|After – silver and I decided to keep the gold.|
|Before – plain wicker kitchy duck|
|After – silver and fun.|
|Before: old rusty and wicker mail sorter.|
|Before – three simple mason jars.|
|After – silver and shiny!|
|Bought a new fun mousepad off ebay for $7.|
|Here’s the complete desk and storage creation.|
I decided to use an old canvas above the desk as a corkboard type thing where I can display some of my favorite pics from shoots I’ve been in and shoots I’ve shot. As well as my recent amazing showing my first time learning to shoot a gun.
I’m pretty happy with it, and I like the whole shabby chic look of everything. It’s really cool that everything was used and re-used and nothing is new, but it feels new to me!