As you may know I’ve been working on moving my two scrap rooms into one room which is our living room (we never use it) and in my new room I wanted an island scrapbooking desk that I could stand at and do bigger projects (cutting felt, fabric, etc.). This was my dream desk:
but it was expensive. So, with the help of pinterest, I decided to make my own thrift store version (lol).
I found two closetmaid shelving units with the cubbies at Goodwill for $14.99 each and a countertop at Builders Workshop (where Habitat Humanity donates their left overs) for $12.00. This is what they looked like when I got them. (PS Can you find the silly teenage boy in this picture?)
Then I purchased some laminate counter top paint at WalMart and painted the counter top black to match my room. With Abby’s help, I laid down a red rug as you can see below:
Next, I positioned the closetmaid shelves where I wanted them, and laid the counter top on top of the shelves and voila! Instant Island Scrapbooking Desk! It’s not as “pretty” as the pottery barn desk but then again I only paid $42.00 for it in total! (Two brownie points if you find the silly teenage boy in this picture too!)
Here is a picture of it now filled with my stuff!
I’m not completely finished with it because I want to get some pretty baskets for the cubbies and I may end up swapping out the counter top at some point with a piece of mdf or plywood because my counter top ended up being about 2 inches short on one side but for now I can live with it! (I have to because of budget restraints! LOL)
So that’s how I built my $42.00 Island Scrapbooking Desk. If you have any questions about the measurements or how I did this, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you via email.
Did you create your own crafting table? I’d love to see it! Just leave a comment and a link below!