Description: I was inspired by a desk set at Pottery Barn that I couldn’t afford. I used my old (red/brown) Effective Desk and bought two solid oak file cabinets off craigslist for $75.
– I painted the Desk Top and the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s Timid White – I removed the Ikea legs and hardware from the desk and braced the back corner with some braces I fashioned from metal plates and $2 banister inserts from Home Depot. It is solid! – The Desk Top just rests on the cabinets at either end.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.