Desk Makeover for Katie's Office Nook by Creatively Living Blog

Desk Makeover for Katie’s Kitchen Office Nook

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Did you guys catch Holly’s amazing desk makeover for the Fab Flippin Furniture Contest last week?

Well we must have a heart for abandon desk recently because I’m sharing mine this week too!

Desk Makeover by Creatively Living

My MIL dropped off this lovely piece when she came by one day.

It had been sitting outside for sometime and wasn’t a very solid piece of furniture to begin with, but I loved the details

….and well, it was free.

Desk Makeover

I’ll say it again, and again, I’m not fantastic with wood projects.

I can start and finish almost any floor, painting, or decorating project without thinking twice;

but for some reason wood projects for me just turn out rickety.

Desk Makeover Process

First off, this desk needed two more legs.

I was lucky that both of the legs on the right side matched.

I picked up those legs above at Habitat for a couple $ each.

Desk Makeover Pics and Process

Now here’s where my “not-so-great-with-wood-projects” problems started to happen.

As you can see above, there was a brace or bracket for the original legs, but I picked up round legs at Habitat and a bracket wouldn’t work to keep them sturdy.

Therefore, the back legs moved a lot and the desk looked weird and drove me nuts!

Desk Makeover DIY

To beautify, I matched the desk to my kitchen cupboards and counters.

I figured if I was going to have a big desk as the focal point of my kitchen, I should at least blend it in a bit.

I painted it Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray and used Ardex faux finish white cement to refinish the top.

(This is what I used for my counters and I will have a big tutorial coming soon telling all about it!)

Office Wall Kitchen Area --Creatively Living

Then I added some hardware and decorated!

Office Wall Space -- Desk Makeover

Well I loved the desk!

….but it still had that wobbly problem!

Until my dad suggested screwing the desk into the wall studs and letting the legs “hang” to some extent,

and that’s exactly what I did.

It worked great!

Who would have thought to just screw the desk into the wall?

Office Wall we Added during Kitchen Remodel --Creatively Living

I’m thoroughly enjoying this space!

If you’ve ever wanted an office space in your kitchen, I highly recommend it!

If you have any nook or a little wall space you can probably find or build a desk to fit there!

Hope this gave you a little inspiration!


If you like this post, here are some other posts you may like.


Linking to:
Sunday: Monday Funday, The DIY Show-off
Monday: Home Stories A to Z, Sugar Bee Crafts, Inspire Me Monday,
Tuesday: Savvy Southern Style, Oh My Creative
Wednesday: Work it Wednesday, Live Laugh Rowe , The Best DIY and Recipe Party
Thursday: Tidy Mom, Inspiration Gallery, The Handmade Hangout, French Country Cottage, Brag-Worthy Thursday , DIY Like a Boss
Friday: Link Party Palooza, Funky Junk Interiors


  1. You have brought this piece into a completely different league! It looks wonderful now! Well done! You did a lovely job on it and styled it beautifully! If you are at all interested in joining in on one more link party I would be happy to host your talents! Making Broken Beautiful runs every Thursday thru Sunday and is a furniture and home decor party over at The Curator’s Collection. You do lovely work and I’d be honored to host you! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Making Broken Beautiful

  2. Love this. I have a desk that was my Dad’s. Wish I could do this, but not good at this type thing at all.

  3. Such a great makeover. Well done!

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