I was able to construct this art desk out of scrap wood I had after breaking down an old futon and dresser from which I decided to add a nice piece of molding to create the more "elegant" essence that my daughter likes. I had been given some purple chalkboard paint and bought some black chalkboard spray for the front and freehand wrote her name. I also decided to add a pencil holder and "gutter" (a place for them to rest while in between colors - like on a school desk). She absolutely loves it and I find her creating more art since I gave it to her, plus she is able to do her homework here too. Thank You Ana for the awesome Ideas and plans you offer us! It saves me a ton of money and enables my household to have things when we'd otherwise have to do without. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Built from Plan(s)
$10-$15 total for the hinges, chain and the chalkboard spray paint. Everything else was leftovers from other projects.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Scrap Wood 1x4's
Gloss and Chalkboard Spray Paint and brush-on Chalkboard paint
Recommended Skill Level