Getting creative with an old desk

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Refurbished; old writing desk bought from a charity shop. Image: Su Leslie 2019

My student son lives in a shared flat, which means he has to keep most of his belongings in his bedroom, and work there too when the shared spaces get too busy or noisy.

So when I saw an old drop-front writing desk, it seemed a perfect solution to his need for both a workspace and storage.

In its original state, the desk was a bit dull and sad-looking, but it’s amazing what a few coats of white paint can do!

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As bought. The wooden finish was a bit shabby, and too dark for a small bedroom. Image: Su Leslie 2019

I remember from my flatting days that rented houses never have enough lights or power points, they’re always in the wrong place, and there’s generally nothing you can do about it. So with the Big T’s help, I’ve fitted power and lighting to the desk itself, with a four-outlet power board (with USB ports) and a LED light above the desk area.

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Integrated power-board makes it easy to use/charge laptop, phone, etc. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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LED light attached to the desk should make the work area usable in any room. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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Imagining how the desk would look as my workspace. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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Image: Su Leslie 2019

Having brought the desk indoors to photograph it, I’m realising how useful I’d find something like this. And it does look good with the black & white chair.

Posted to the Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge — creativity

Up-cycling project for the boy-child’s room

Vintage writing desk; a charity-shop, up-cycling project.

Perfect for the boy-child’s small-space living.

Primer on the drawers, and already an improvement.

Images: Su Leslie 2019

Posted to Six Word Saturday