Like so many DIYers, I get a lot of inspiration from gorgeous pictures available on the wonderful world wide net. Here’s a few that I love:
Holly at decor8 has again done a wonderful job inspiring me with a problem I’ve had mulling around in my mind [like forever]. She recently introduced some wonderful finds from SlowWood in the Netherlands:
I love the natural wood tops, the gorgeous blue legs [bottom left], but especially, the 3-walled desk with the trestle legs [bottom right].
And SlowWood has exacting information available for each piece of this MUN collection:
They even provide a downloadable PDF file with drawings of various views & detailed measurements [in cm]. Bonus — the PDF has layers for different print options.
I’ve had this wonderful drafting desk since I started university in 2001. I found it at the local thrift shop for $15 & lugged it 10 blocks back to my teeny converted trailer where it took up a full quarter of my living/bedroom.
I loved the drafting tilt hardware then but don’t need it so much since I make final drawings on my computer now. And the shelving unit underutilizes the space beneath the 3′x2′ top.
This baby definitely needs a make-over — but how? I need a place more for paper work like filing, receipts, conception drawings, & sometimes my MacBook. There’s no desk drawer so all those little odds & ends are in different containers spread out everywhere.
So, my inspiration is complete — I’m designing my desk to combine the SlowWood MUN 15 desk top, some combo of shelves & doors [including some glass, of course] for the bottom like this Pottery Barn desk:
And I really like this little secretary desk Jen recently showcased at iheartorganizing — maybe I’ll add a fold-up top [yup, I'll still need to hide a mess!].
I’ll have to draw something up in Photoshop and maybe SketchUp — after the porch window, after the bedroom shutters, after another commissioned abstract, after . . .
Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle