I have been busy in my son's room for the last couple of weeks. The ceiling is painted, no more bright blue. The walls have a fresh coat of paint and all the trim, too. Now on to the big projects. For these I enlist the help of my very gracious brother.
Our son is an artist and needs ample space when drawing. I decided I would make a desk like the one I saw on Martha Stewart's website. The base of the desk is two bookcases. I decided to go with solid wood for these because I want it to be sturdy. I purchased two unfinished pine bookcases, primed and painted them black. Next we moved onto the desktop. Martha suggests using a door but I couldn't find one the correct size. I decided to go with finish grade plywood.
My brother added some support and trim.
We caulked and primed.
It is 5 ft by 2 ft.
Today I will paint the top black to match the bookcases.
I love how it turned out. Thanks to my brother we have a roomy and gorgeous desk.