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Topic: $9 Desk-Hutch (and my first entry in a craftster challenge :P)  (Read 6377 times)
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« on: September 01, 2009 05:35:28 PM »

So this is my first challenge entry ever on Craftster. Yay...[scroll for more details]


Backstory: Over the summer, my brother moved out Sad. While I wasn't allowed to have his bedroom Sad, my parents let me take over his car space in the garage Smiley. Unfortunately, my brother shared his car space with our pantry, and lots of boxes and junk. So instead of turning it into a craft ROOM like I'd hoped, I got a craft corner. It's still better than nothing and being the crafty person I am, I can still make my corner, more...me.
Craft Story: My corner couldn't be more bland. The walls are white, the shelf is white, the fold-up table is white. But my first piece of 'furniture' in my craft corner that isn't white is also my entry for this month's challenge. Smiley

K, now that you have basic info and some stuff you probably couldn't care less about, here goes the craft. I built a table(or desk)-hutch. Simple as that. I bought 6 crates (for a total of $6) and 3 serving trays (for a total of $3). [I wasn't sure if the $10 included tax, so I went on the safe side] The Assembly couldn't be easier; Seriously, stack up the crates, and duct-tape Popsicle sticks to the trays, so they don't bend. I didn't connect the boxes for the reason that I may want to change the layout later or move the hutch all together and it's much easier if nothing is connected. Here come the pics:

Here's the receipt from the good ole' Dollar Tree:

Here's how I put together the serving trays (under the bright yellow tape, is a Popsicle stick to hold the trays together and keep them from folding in and sinking)

Here's all the boxes spread out on the table (fascinating, isn't it Cheesy)

If you look up at the hutch, the tape does show. I may change that in the future by painting it or something but right now, it's more functional than it is decorative.

Here is the hutch assembled, and with all my stuff on it (most of the accessories I made :]).

Here's a wider shot that shows how boring my corner is right now. I'm getting a new table, and hopefully painting it soon.


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 07:02:03 PM »

interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009 07:54:27 PM »

Wow! Great job personalizing your craft space!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009 08:30:24 PM »

hhmm..i looks kinda empty to me. maybe a cork board in the middle?
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009 08:58:19 PM »

hhmm..i looks kinda empty to me. maybe a cork board in the middle?

Yeah I bought one but I haven't hung it up yet.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 08:59:02 PM »

Good for you and good job making that space your.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009 10:30:31 PM »

cool!  you have some fun looking things in the crates.  What is the thing in the upper right crate?  It looks like craft sticks and green pom pom like things.  I'm so curious...  Also I like the domino looking pen/sharpie holder.  Cool stuff!


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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009 06:02:44 AM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009 05:47:04 PM »

cool!  you have some fun looking things in the crates.  What is the thing in the upper right crate?  It looks like craft sticks and green pom pom like things.  I'm so curious...  Also I like the domino looking pen/sharpie holder.  Cool stuff!

It's a pencil jar. It's supposed to be a tree. Cheesy It didn't really come out very good. And thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009 08:37:35 AM »

Great idea! I may need to try this for my basement craft area where its impossible to attach things to the walls so I have a serious lack of shelving downstairs as a result. This could be the solution!
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009 03:04:28 PM »

Great Job! I like it! Maybe you can put something like fabric on the bottom of the serving trays so it looks all put together instead of seperate! but Great idea. I am always looking at different ways to make storage.

Cant wait to see more!
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