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.
And this is how mine turned out.
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.
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.
I painted the top with white chalk paint. I gave it 3 coats.
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.
I went with my friends who are contractors for help (and tools) to fix the saw horses and make then sturdier.
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.