Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ikea Desk Makeover



  I purchased this small desk from Ikea years ago to use in our previous apartment.  Once we moved into our home, we didn't have a use for it.  My intentions were to donate it, but instead it just sat in the garage for years!
  Last weekend, as I was cleaning out the garage, I spotted my little desk and I knew exactly how I would use it!

  After updating my laundry room, I was pleased with the results, although the room was lacking counter space.  I gave my desk a makeover to help solve that problem.  I used leftover paint from the laundry room walls and fabric from my stash.

  For a quick fix, I used Stitch Witchery to hem the cover.


  I used a tension rod to attach the cover to the inside of the desk.  I added a second rod for additional storage after seeing this idea on Pinterest.


  Best of all, this makeover didn't cost a thing!

37 comments:

  1. Now you know I'm feeling this...that is so creative. There is so much stuff I have gotten rid of that I could have possibly repurposed. Next time I won't be so hasty:)

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  2. First off LOVE Ikea...And love what you did with the desk.... have a good rest of the day

    Pattie

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  3. Ok, so this is perfect. I love the tension rod for hanging all the sprays. Such a great idea!!

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  4. That is amazing! I love it when the light goes on in my head and a new idea comes. This is really cute and I am sure adds to the beauty of that room..way to go! ;D

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  5. Fantastic! I love a makeover that costs nothing and yours is so very cute.

    Love your blog. Hope that you will have time to come and check mine out too :)

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  6. Very nice Brandi. Beautiful fabric and paint.

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  7. Yep, definitely cool. Great idea :)

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  8. Nice job on the desk! The fabric is really pretty too, well done!

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  9. Hi saw you on link party. I am now following you via google and pinterest. Love your post, I too saw the handy tension rod idea on Pinterest, I haven't got round to doing it yet but it is on my to do list! Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

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  10. That is a fabulous transformation! I love the idea!

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  11. You know I love FREE. The is a great idea. I need to find a way to hide my printer in my living room/office and I think your desk makeover is the perfect solution.

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  12. Now THAT was a great idea!!! And it was a free project?! Can't beat that! Love it:)

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  13. Fantastic idea! and looks adorable too! I love to re-purpose items. I completed a kitchen island from free cabinets recently. Check them out if you like on trulieuniquelife.blogspot.com

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  14. I like this idea I love to repurpose old furnitures as well. I am about to convert a old French style desk with drawers into a baby changing table. The little drawers wil perfectly store diapers, wasclothes etc. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. How cute and I love the fabric and the rod inside is genius!! It looks really great in your room!!
    xoxox

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  16. Adoro suas soluções, sempre tão criativas... no meu país a gente reaproveita tão pouco ou erroneamente, estou aprendendo tanto com você... você nem imagina quanto, Brandi!!! Ficou muito funcional sua mesa que virou balcão de apoio... bravo! Beijinhos

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  17. I love it!! sooo stinking cute. I have that rod idea "pinned" also! lol
    I follow you on pinterest! :)
    Tana

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  18. That is a great idea Brandi, and you cant do better than free!

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  19. I love it Brandi!! So much so that I think you have inspired a weekend project for me!!

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  20. I'm loving your blog girly!

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  21. Absolutely wonderful, Brandi! I love it!

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  22. That's a clever idea & it looks great too!

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  23. Great idea! And I have the same Ikea desk down in my basement!
    Susan

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  24. That is so cute and great inspiration for those of us who don't have much creative vision. Thanks!

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  25. OMG our Ikea just opened here this week. There wasn't one in the state. I LOVE THEM!! And this is a great way to dress up some of their stuff, thanks! Would love to have you link to my party this weekend too! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

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  26. Nice idea and great way you hid things under the curtain.

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    Honey

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  27. Genius!! I love it! The best part is that it makes that little area more functional. I would have never guessed there were laundry necessities under there! Have a great weekend!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  28. yea1 love it and you didn't have to spend and $. Hugs

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  29. Wow, that is some brilliant stuff right there. The fact that it was free? perfect!

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  30. This is fabulous, Brandi! You must have that total sense of accomplishment high. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Finally back from summer vacation and had to come see what you were up to ...
    LOVE your desk make over! I love projects like this that come together with stuff on hand (and I'm crushing on the fabric from your curtain - so cute!)

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  32. I think I just got rid of that desk last year. Damn! m.

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  33. Can't believe that's the same piece of furniture! Great work!

    Found you via Serenity Now. :)

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  34. Smart idea .

    Regards from Sweden.

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