DIY Desks from Vintage Doors
Some men bring home jewelry for their wives.
My husband, brings home old doors – and I am so glad.
Many years ago, Dana was driving past Drewsville General Store in NH, just an ordinary day. And then he saw them – four perfectly old and chippy doors – each for $1 – and he scooped them up.
But the problem was - they were in NH. But one day (we are debating if my father-in-law brought them down in his pick-up or his brother brought them down when he drove down Dana’s John Deere Tractor), they made it to NY.
And they sat. For a very long time.
And one day, I had a great idea for a project and I quickly ran to get them from the side of the garage, from under the tarps.
And then I realized that was also where the snakes were cooling themselves for their summer.
So, I decided my idea really wasn’t that good.
They were eventually moved into garage, away from the snakes, and I knew I wanted to use two of them to make into our desks. They seemed too big for the office and I just didn’t know how to make it work.
But then my handsome and sweet husband figured out we could cut them down with a circular saw to the perfect size for our office.
See, the snakes prevented me from using them earlier so they could be use for their true destiny!
And so we cut them down, power washed them, sanded them and then coated and buffed them with Annie Sloan dark wax. And then we added these legs (which can be ordered online!) and topped it with a sheet of quarter inch glass ordered through a local glass cutter.
And in the process of pulling everything together I have also been really organizing my craft supplies. Now, all of my favorite fountain pen, paint pens, fancy markers, paint brushes and colored pencils are right on my desk where I can easily use them.
All that and a spot for my phone.
And it is bright and colorful and makes me happy.
And the best news is you too can get your own caddy from our sidebar sponsor Farmhouse Wares (there is a discount code below). And there are so many uses – plants, flowers, silverware and napkins for a party, drinks, guest bathroom necessities or craft project organizers.
They also sell these amazing baskets perfect for office, pantry or living room organization……and this caddy is perfect for your kitchen counter or craft room…
And speaking of your kitchen, could these measuring cups be any sweeter?
You can use them to bake your pie and then serve it in this amazing galvanized tin stand.
Now through 8/2/13 use code fh713 for 15% off your total order!
Last time we ran a discount with Farmhouse Wares it was only for that item, but this time it is off your total order – you are sure to find plenty of things that you love!
Thanks so much for reading!
Disclosure: The caddy was provided to me by our sidebar sponsor, but all opinions and colorful cuteness are my own.