An A-Door-Able Desk & More!October 28th, 2008 in member junk
What a way to spend a day...our friend, Ellen, asked us to build a computer area (that didn't look like a computer area), and give her guest room a re-do (pictures in next post...). The desktop is an old beadboard door (cut to size), which was mounted to the wall, with l-brackets, a large corbel, and wooden spindles for legs (we doubled them up for sturdiness). We polyurethaned the top to keep the "chippiness" from wearing off.
The top piece is the top of an old Hoosier cabinet (it has really cool compartments and cubbies inside to hide all the "computer" stuff - wish I would have taken a pic of that too!). It was originally a very dark wood - so a few coats of white paint did its magic - and, of course, a little distressing with the handy dandy mouse sander! So, we mounted it on the wall (it was so heavy - but "us" girls got-r-done!!), and placed corbels underneath for extra support and a bit of architectural fun.
We also hung a piece under the cabinet - which was maybe a piece from an old dresser or something - it has a ledge in it, maybe for holding jewelry??
Shutters were put on either side for fun and to display photos, postcards, or whatever.
This "job" was too much fun!!
Pattern or design used: Kathy & Terri (and their trusted friend, client & assistant, Ellen!!)
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