My first thought for the design of the desk was to purchase a used, cheap piece of furniture and remove the legs to use for the desk. But after seeing the antique door for the first time and realizing how large and heavy it was, I knew my idea had a lot of possible issues with it. Then, she showed me two short bookcases she had in the closet of her office. After considering our options and calculating the measurements of the bookcases, we finally came up with a design. Next all we had to do was make it come together.
The two short bookcases were originally brown and were made out of a plastic like material was made to look like wood. The door was already white with five panels trimmed in baby blue and we loved the look of it so much that we designed the room around it. We purchased white spray-paint for plastic materials and went to work on the bookcases. But before we started painting we removed the back panel of the bookcases and later covered them in a heavy fabric before nailing them back into place. To create a smooth surface for the desk, we purchased cuts of glass and inserted them into the five panels of the door. To add a finishing touch to the desk, I made some cute seashell curtains to add to the beach theme of the room. We still had some spray-paint left after the desk was finished so we purchased some old wall shelves from Goodwill and painted them to add to the room as well.
It was a lot of fun designing and creating this desk with my friend. We definitely made some great memories along with creating a desk out of materials she already had. I can't wait to start a new project like this one and I'm already surfing the Internet for ideas and inspiration. I just love summer projects!