Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DIY Craft Desk

Before last month, I had to pull all of my scrap supplies out of my rolling tote, drag them to the dining room, and pile my table full of scrap goodness. I was completely happy having such a large area to work with, but Willie was less than happy with tripping over my supplies as he walked to the kitchen. :) We decided I needed a desk, but I couldn't find one that I felt was sturdy enough or was in our price range.

I decided that I wanted to build my own desk (you know...since I have so much experience with woodworking haha) but nevertheless, I was determined! I found my desk here at janny pie crafts.

Feeling completely inspired, I decided instead of using 2 cubes from Target, I would build my own. I sketched up some measurements, went over them with Willie, and headed off to Lowes (advertisement!) to get my supplies.

I had no idea how to get started, so Willie showed me how to counter-set (ooo, so that's how it's done!) and away I went! I'm so proud that I built my desk all by myself...okay, minus him getting me started and him helping me a few times I was cursing the screws. :D

I love it! And nothing beats feeling accomplished. :) I made a few changes, but here are the progression pictures!

Wow, I'm completely terrible with keeping my blog up-to-date.

Last weekend we had our first crop from the Scrapbook and Papercraft group on BabyCenter, and it was so much fun! They had challenges, fast scraps, door prizes....just an amazing time!

One challenge I really loved was a fast scrap where our surprise element was to make pinwheels for a LO.

I have another LO that I love but I submitted it for a monthly contest so I can't post it yet. I promise to after November ends though. :)