Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 3, The Reveal

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

I’ve written about my plan and the execution, and now this project is finally complete! I finished the desk over the weekend and my chairs arrived Monday. I LOVE them. They are industrial Tolix-style metal chairs that I think go well with the contemporary/farmhouse style I’ve got going on in the rest of my house. I ordered them from Anji Modern Furniture through Amazon in the matte black color. They were easy to put together […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 2, The Build

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my plan for my built-in desk involved two Ikea Rast dressers, which my husband so begrudgingly lovingly put together for me. My plan for the top was to use wood boards that I would stain to match the other wood tones in our home. I didn’t want my wood top to sit directly on the dressers, as I didn’t think it would look as substantial that way, and […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 1, The Plan

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

On the second floor of our home we have a little loft space that separates our master bedroom from the two kids’ bedrooms, their bathroom, and the laundry room. It’s a great place for the kids to hang out in the morning and begin their daily wrestling match to the death, and it’s where my son and husband park during the evenings to play Xbox together. The only downside of this room is that it […]

Things I’m Loving Lately

AnyList allows you to create all kinds of lists that you can easily share with family members!

I am a bad blogger, obviously. Things have been pretty quiet/dead silent on here since I finished up my master closet. After big projects I really just need some time to build up more motivation (and money) for the next one. Also, tomorrow is my son’s last day of his first year of school and so the past couple of weeks have been busy with special trips/events I needed to attend for him. Annnnnd tomorrow […]

DIY Custom Master Closet: Part 5, The Cost

Building a DIY custom closet system in my walk-in master closet!

Alright, I spent an afternoon rummaging through all of my receipts from this project and added everything up. It was very scary, and honestly, the total I spent was a bit more than I expected. Below is the total cost I spent on this project. I linked each item to the actual place I purchased it, though a couple prices listed online are different than the price I paid. My Custom Closet Costs 12 Sheets […]

DIY Custom Master Closet: Part 4, The Reveal

Building a DIY custom closet system in my walk-in master closet!

Alright, the master closet built-ins are complete! That is not to say that this room is complete, though, as you will notice the floor is still the plywood subfloor (although now painted a quick coat of white to maybe make me less crazy in the meantime). However, I believe we do have a tile choice picked out. I just have to work up the courage (and money) to tackle that big project soon! As a […]