I have finally started my first little project since arriving in Oklahoma! I am in desperate need of office type storage here. A place where I can coordinate schedules, appointments, meal plan, hopefully edit photos in the future...you get the idea.
My parents have a study, but right now it is a place where paper bills and statements go to die, as well as a holding pen for all the various pieces of furniture I had to move out of the dining room-turned-play room. Basically, that means there is no way I could do anything in that room. (Helping my dad get organized IS on my to-do list, however!)
Then one day it hit me as I was moving my saddle out of the dormer nook. I remembered a little 2-drawer night stand from IKEA that Patrick didn't want to bring to NC and abandoned here at my parents' house. I thought it might be the perfect size to support one end of a desk top, and I could use the drawers to organize some of my crafting supplies and paper and pens.
I spray painted the nightstand, and ordered a $6 desk top from IKEA. (I LOVE THESE!) I slid the top right in place over the nightstand and it fit perfectly!
(It is nearly impossible to get a good picture in a crazy colored room with the camera pointed right at a window...)
All it needs now is some support on the right side. I haven't quite figured out what direction I want to go for the legs. I see a trip to Lowes in the near future just to see what's available. IKEA has legs too, so I need to check them out!
I haven't painted the drawer fronts yet. I need to get on that so I can put this little guy to work holding my stuff!