What to do when your office is drab? Up-cycle and add on! Why not? I decided to up-cycle a desk that was given to me by my Aunt and build a side table to match, to hold printers, paper, books and more. Take a look:) This only cost me $89.00! And I think... I ROCKED THIS ONE:)
I started by measuring my wall to see how long I wanted the table. Then I measured to see how tall I wanted it!
Then I added a shelve so I could fit more on it!
Next I added these cute little X design to give it that decorated and fancy feel...AFTER ALL I AM A GIRL!
Here is a picture so you can see the basic steps! Make sure to measure your wall first so you know how high you want your Console Table.
Then I added 3 coats of General Finishes (Java Stain) and 2 coats of Polyurethane! Remember, to leave enough drying time in-between coats of stain and poly!
Ahhh... A Women's work is never done:) But, I'm happy with this! I think I'll up-cycle that desk my Aunt gave me.
Here it is...I took the old desk and added the same X design I used on the console table! I used the same 2X2's which cost all of $4.00!
I had to strip and stain this to match the side table. But, up-cycling for $4.00 is WAY WORTH IT!
Look at this room now!!! I feel so rich when I walk into the office now...even though I'm NOT:) Hope this gives you all an idea.