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Before and After: Creating a Craft Desk

Is your desk space hindering your creativity? Jannypie certainly thought so, and she remedied the problem with some low-cost materials and some DIY know-how. Here's what her desk looked like beforehand.

To see the impressive improvement,


What a difference! I'm feeling the urge to start crafting just from looking at this photo. I really love the open shelving, which provides storage as well as the base for the desk top.

Jannypie says, "It really didn't take much time at all, once I had it planned out and the parts purchased. Buying two $50 shelves from Target makes it about $150 total in price, so you can definitely find pre-made desks for that amount. However, they will not be nearly as large or with as much storage or as well-built (mostly will be the cheap laminate wood). Also, I absolutely loved the challenge of designing and building something this large all by myself, no help from my husband or anyone. It was completely worth the cost for that feeling of accomplishment!"

To find out exactly how she did it, check out her post.


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