I have a built in desk/nook in our kitchen that I have been using since we moved in a few years ago but I truly can not deal. It is dark wood and about 3 feet wide, it actually makes me slightly claustrophobic. If you laughed don’t worry, it’s okay, my husband laughs at me every time I tell him my legs are claustrophobic because the blankets are too tight. For some time I have wanted a glass top desk because of how unobtrusive they are but the prices made me cringe. Not to mention, my mind always seemed to circle right back around to this one here and nothing quite compared, which was completely out of the question due to the hemorrhage inducing price tag. After months of unsuccessfully hunting for a more affordable version of my dream desk I came across the oddvald legs on a trip to Ikea and was shocked how similar they looked to the metal legs of the mason desk. That night when I got home I started researching wholesale glass cutters and realized how simply I could make this desk for less than just the white glove delivery service via Williams Sonoma. A few cans of metallic spray paint later, a custom cut glass top, and $15 dollar wooden legs I am quite pleased with the results. My husband and my bank account thank me too…
You will need:
2 oddvald trestles
Glass top cut to preference, mine cost $90 (I did 70″ x 24″, you will want at least 3/8″)
Metallic spray paint (2-3 cans)
Spray paint primer
Prime the parts of the trestles (spray primer is dry in about 20 minutes). Spray with silver metallic paint. Spray a second layer of the silver after the first has dried. The entire process from primer to silver paint took about 2 hours. I am very impatient so I love that spray paint dries so quickly!
Side Project: I had some left over spray paint so I decided to take some mason jars from the kitchen and DIY some vases for my desk. It’s always easier to work when surrounded by pretty things!
Assemble the legs with the handy dandy Ikea wrenches. This is actually the first time I have not wanted to give up on a piece of Ikea furniture due to the wrenches.
I absolutely love how it turned out!
Are there any pieces you have been lusting after but can’t seem to pull the trigger on because of the price tag? Let me know in the comments as I would love some ideas for future DIY’s and my splurge vs save series.