DIY: Crafting Desk

Can I just say that I literally have the best husband in this entire world? I had to go out of town for work last week and 4 days later, I came home to this: 
Here is what my craft area looked like before. Nothing special, by any means. Especially because it was right in front of the water heater.
John bought a couple styles of these storage cubes by Martha Stewart from Home Depot. Don't you love how he even knew to take pictures of everything so that I could blog about it?!
For the top of the table, he got some particle board that we had left over from a shelving unit at work. 
He painted the particle board with a perfect color called "Sleeping Beauty" by Behr Paints. Then "accidentally" spilled glitter all over the table so now it is sparkly pink! 
He built the shelving units into the U-shape desk using three 3x3 shelves and one 2x3. 
He went above and beyond by painting the back pieces of the shelves to make the pink pop against the white. 
He even drilled a hole in the top of it so my Silhouette, laptop, glue gun & screw driver could sit on the desk and not have cords showing.
 If you haven't noticed, I was incredibly happy with the final product. I still can't believe the detail he put into it in a matter of three days. Here are some more views of it: 
Oh yeah, and he called this my "President's Day" present. 

Update: I'm amazed at the response I got on this post. Of course, my husband takes all of the credit, but either way, thank you for visiting! 


40 comments:

  1. wow! lucky you! the shelves are fabulous..must have been a great surprise!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  2. Your craft desk is awesome! I'm super jealous...and happy for you! :) I found you through Funky Junk Interiors. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Wow! You are so lucky! That looks fabulous. Your hubby is definitely a keeper!

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  4. Wow! I'm so jealous of all your organization! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  5. Wow, this desk is AWESOME! I want one! I would LOVE for you to link up to my NEW link party!!

    Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/destination-cutesy-monday.html

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  6. that is so cute. love the card at the end.
    awesome crafting space for you!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com
    stop by if you get a chance!

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  7. ohmygoodness. i'm in love with this!
    I saw you on the manic monday link-up over on serendipity and spice, and was amazed by your gorgeous new desk.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a totally adorable crafting space! Congrats on your award.

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  9. I love your new space! Saw you at Serendipity and Spice. I'm new to blogging and just got my own craft space so am still looking at ideas. I'm following you now. Thanks!

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  10. Wow! That is awesome. You sure have a handy guy in your life. I am just LOVING the pink! I am a new follower visiting from Reasons to Skip the Housework. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. What a super sweet husband you have! I just built a craft table using those same shelving units! :) You better get crafting and put that awesome present to use!

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice

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  12. Your hubby deserves an award! This is fabulous! Thanks for linking up - I'm also sharing on my facebook :-)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Tough-Mother/245624558819276

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  13. Wow!!! I love this! Isn't it the best when we can get our hubbies in on the projects? Thanks for linking to Once Upon a Weekend, you are being featured tonight!

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  14. What a great surprise to come home to! Go Hubby!! The little cards he left you were pretty sweet too. I am your newest follower!

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  15. How nice :) It turned out fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us well.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  16. Very nice present - I would love a new desk like this.

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  17. I love this! Your husband is the best! Found you through Pinterest Challenge!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  18. "Ultimate" is right! I NEED this! My hubby needs to take notes from yours.

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  19. Pink is the only way to go! Thanks for linking up your post to "Cowgirl Up!" Hope to see you back next week.
    :) Samantha

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  20. This is awesome! Just want to say... I was thinking the other day that I should have named by blog .. your title... didn't know it existed at the time... but it took 3 cuts based one one measurement to make something... got a giggle when I saw your blog name this morning. Anyway, I regress... love the desk and how awesome that he made that for you. Great space!

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  21. Love love love!!! I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

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  22. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

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  23. Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up. What a fun project (in my fav color ;-)

    Tomorrow we'll open a new party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ and we'd love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

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  24. Wow, what a great space!

    Would love it if you would share it with my readers and post it on my web site - www.ohmy-creative.com. Join the Community and post as many projects as you like!

    Susan

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  25. wow!!its sooooo beautiful and you are one lucky girl to have such a good husband!!

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  26. This is crazy amazing - I may have to swipe this idea for my new house since storage space will be tight. Thanks for the post!

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  27. How easy is this to move? Would be great for a classroom.

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  28. That is awesome...what a wonderful hubby you have!!! I will have to ask mine to geter done!!! :)

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  29. I couldn't help noticing - THREE remote controls in the bucket? Made me laugh.

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  30. ALL THE PRESIDENTS IN DA HOUSE SAY YAYA!! Ha It's good to have a guy that can MAKE something and MAKE you laugh!

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  31. Hilary~I'm in LOVE with your craft desk, and I'm SO impressed with your sweet hubby. He's a keeper. :-)

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  32. This is so awesome!! Do you know the template? Like four nine cube units and two three cube units used to make this? I want to put my husband on this project.

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  33. This is awesome! You married a genius... spilling glitter? C'mon!! You gotta love that!

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  34. Do you have a close up picture of the hole he drilled for the cords?? I'm interested to see how that was done. VERY cool desk!!!

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  35. Your crafting desk is adorable, and obviously, so is your husband. :-)

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Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing your comments! xo.xo. Hilary

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