UPDATE: the tutorial is now here: How to Make a DIY Ikea Hack Desk with Plank Top and Copper Pulls.
Okay, so I may have promised construction of this desk back in November… and I may not be the best at completing projects on time.
But it’s finally done and I hope you’ll agree that it was worth the wait!
Ever since deciding to turn our large fourth bedroom upstairs into a kickass home office, I knew I wanted to build a wall-length double desk inspired by Young House Love.
For quite some time I scoured Craigslist for three appropriately sized base cabinets, but finally decided that a trip to Ikea for the base cabinet pieces was the way to go. (By the way, not to brag, but we are great at Ikea. We can be in and out in under an hour and leave only with the items on our list. We may be gods.)
There will be a tutorial coming soon (on how to build the desk – not how to survive Ikea, sorry), but for now, I hope these pictures will whet your appetite.
(For details on the office wall color and layout, see this post.)
One rustic, satiny, twelve-foot plank top:
With industrial copper accents:
To compliment the sleek and modern base cabinets:
And two vintage paint-by-numbers and two rust-colored curvaceous vintage arm chairs to hint at the future trajectory of the office décor:
I just freaking love the dark iron grey + copper + white + dark wood combination. This is true love: Princess-Bride-quality true love, you guys. I am having serious second-thoughts about my devotion to brass. Serious temptation to start a passionate affair with copper on the side.