Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fake Leather & Chrome Desk

My husband is lucky to be able to work from home one day a week.  Before we moved, he would set up shop at the dining room table.  Now that he's got his own Office, he needed a I decided to make one for him!

To make the desk, I used was a hollow-core door, some chrome shelves and leather-like contact paper!  We picked up the door from Home Depot, the shelves from Target and the Leather Contact Paper from Amazon!

The door makes for a sturdy, large desk, and for only $26.00 you just can't beat it!

The chrome wire shelves are great for storing books - I picked those up on sale for only $15 each!

It's Faux Leather Contact Paper that really pulls this project together.  It was very easy to stick it to the door.  I used a wallpaper squeegee to work out any little bubbles and then just folded the edges like a present.  Plus, I only needed one roll to do the entire door!

I simply laid the table on top of the shelves.  It's not attached in any way, making it easy to slide a bit to put computer cords behind.

I surprised mu husband with this spiffy new desk when he returned from a business trip and he was thrilled!

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Fake Leather Desk (Door $26.00, Shelving $30.00, Contact Paper $12.00)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $68.00

Compare to this Leather & Chrome Desk from Ledah ($529.00) which is, by the way, Half The Size
Ledah Leather Desk-Black-Chrome
Ledah Leather Desk

Total Fake-It Savings:  $461.00

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  1. You clever lady - that looks terrific. Hope your talent is appreciated. :)

  2. Wow, that is a great project. I will definitely do this so we can have more desk space. I might use file cabinets underneath. Not sure if they'll be tall enough though.

    Thank you for this project!

  3. Nice job on your desk, it looks great! I've got this linked to my desks post too today, I'm rounding up great DIY desk ideas!


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