Saw Horse Desk

Hello you’ all! I wanted to show you this super easy and eclectic desk I made with saw horses and my dining table extension leaves. It was so easy to make. I wanted something quick and cheap. I spent $20. Bought each saw horse for $8 and one small can of Decor Americana white chalk paint. I bought it with a 40% coupon from Michaels, so I paid around $4 dollars.  This chalk paint is so good and affordable, I use it for everything. If you cant find it at Michaels, you can also find it at Home Depot.

This was my inspiration.

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Via: http://vintagepiken.blogspot.no/

And this is how mine turned out.

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Now: Step by Step. I started by taking a look of what I already had in my house that I could use to build my desk. That’s when I found my  dining table leaves in the closet. I immediately took the out and lay them over my counter stools to get an idea of how they would look as a desk.

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I then went to my salvage store looking for something to use as legs, when I saw these pair of saw horses. They were perfect for the rustic reclaimed look I was looking for. Even better! They were only $8 a piece.

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I painted the top with white chalk paint. I gave it 3 coats.

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I distressed it (This is my favorite part of painting furniture) and I joined the two table leaves with metal plates. I put 3 in total and they worked perfectly.

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I went with my friends who are contractors for help (and tools) to fix the saw horses and make then sturdier.

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And this is how it turned out. I am so in love with it. It was so easy to make and I am glad I didn’t spend a lot of money in it. Let me know what you think on the comments.

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