Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Mounted Wall Desk

DIY Mounted Wall DeskHappy Monday friends! Boy am I excited to show you a preview of my room makeover today! There’s still a bit left to do, but I really couldn’t contain my excitement about this diy mounted wall desk. After rounding up these creative workspaces, I fell in love Old Brand New’s midcentury wall desk. So, instead of buying a new desk for my office space, I decided to give Dab’s tutorial a try!

In all honesty, I was a bit overwhelmed looking at the instructions online, but I have to tell you, it’s SO much easier than it seems and I am beyond thrilled that I went for it.

DIY Mounted Wall DeskI decided to paint my brackets a variety of different colors because the more color the better, right? I used the laminate boards recommended in the original tutorial, but part of me wishes I would have made custom ones because the screws (that hold the board onto the bracket) aren’t as secure. It did, however, save a ton of time and I can always go back later and add them if I want.

DIY Mounted Wall DeskOverall, the unit cost about $220 for all the supplies and took a little over an hour to install. The fun part is that the shelves can me moved up, down and around, so if I ever get bored with my space, I can change it up for free.

So what do you think?! Maybe it’s the fact that the pin actually worked, or that now my room is much more colorful, but I’m totally smitten with it! I can’t wait to show you the full space next week!

DIY Mounted Wall Desk

8 Gorgeous Creative Workspaces

office-spaces2One really wonderful thing about my move to Philadelphia is that I’ll have an entire new space to decorate! And since I’ll be living on my own, that means I can use all the pink I want (woohoo!).

It will take me a long time to re-buy all the things I left behind, but a girl’s gotta start somewhere. And in this case, that’s with the fun dreaming part of the project! So like any good procrastinator, I’ve been browsing Pinterest, gushing over some gorgeous creative workspaces. Here are eight of my favorite ones:

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!1. Wall Desk by Old Brand New

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!2. Desk Two Ways by Oh Joy

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!3. Colorful Office Space by Paper & Stitch

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!4. Ban.Do Party House by Style by Emily Henderson

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!5. Office Makeover by The Crafted Life

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!6. Jungalow HQ by Justina Blakeney

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!7. Office Tour by Sugar & Cloth

These 8 gorgeous creative workspaces will give you all the inspiration you need for a home makeover!8. Office & Craft Room by Sarah Hearts

I think I am pretty partially to the wall desk, especially since I might have a smaller apartment, but I’d love to hear what you think! Which one was your favorite?

 

Office Makeover + DIY Storage Boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesHappy Monday all! Today is a fun day because I finally get to reveal what I’ve been working on over here for the last month… my office makeover! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might remember the office makeover I did last year. Almost immediately after hitting publish on that post, that space become one giant hot mess. I mean stuff was so all over the place that I sometimes found it hard to walk to my chair in the morning. Yikes.

After really evaluating what was happening, it came down to the fact that nothing had a designated place. Because I didn’t have storage for any of my craft supplies, I ended up just putting them wherever there was room (aka stuffed in the closet), which as you can image, is not a great system for staying organized.

So, I teamed up with Snapfish to get my office into shape! Not only are the steps I took totally diy-able, but they’re affordable and super easy. Let’s get to it:

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesFor smaller and frequently used items, like scissors and paint brushes, I used mason jars and a simple shelf from Ikea. This way, everything is in eye sight and easily grab-able.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesRemember that mousepad?! If not, you can grab the diy right here.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesTo make the room feel larger, I swapped out the partially painted wall for floral wallpaper. Another way I organized my space was by making these colorful storage boxes. The DIY is easy peasy:  Continue reading…

DIY Washi Tape Holder

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)If there’s one thing I think we all love as crafters, it’s washi tape. And by love  of course I mean obsess over to the point where we can’t get enough. The only draw back is that sometimes they can get a bit disorganized if you don’t have a way to display/store them. This diy washi tape holder is beyond easy to make and can be customized to fit just about any collection. Here’s how to make your own:

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: dowel rods, copper fittings, spray paint, saw, pipe fitting
Cost: $15

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)You’ll be able to find all the materials you need at your local hardware store. I would recommend that you test to see if the dowel and fittings are the right side (fit in to one another) before leaving the store. I used 2″ copper fittings and a 5/8″ dowel.

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)Start by painting your base so that it can dry while you complete the other steps. Cut your dowel rod into piece. You’ll need four 4″ pieces and three 3″ pieces. Sand ends if necessary.

Once you have your pieces, you really just need to put it together! I used the 3″ pieces for the height and the 4″ pieces for the length. You can easily adjust this to fit your needs. Screw final copper fitting into the base to attach.

All that’s left to do is add your washi! And because I’m sure you’re just itching to know where I got mine, they’re all from Duck®. Not only is their washi super cute, but it also holds great. Don’t even get me started on their prism rolls either. Seriously, I can’t get enough!

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)All my tape used to just sit in a jar on my desk, so this is such an improvement! I’ll probably make it larger as time goes by, but for right now it does a great job of keeping my desk clean while displaying a bit of my collection.

So what do you think?! Easy enough, right?

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)

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