I have been thinking I need a small desk for a while now. I have a smallish bedroom and that's actually the only place in the house for it. So I decided to carve out a tiny corner in hopes that I would one day find a desk. I was cruising through D.I. a few weeks ago, and saw this darling little bakers rack. Some re-purposer such as myself had painted it very cutely to match either a really cheery kitchen, or a kids room. If you are out there, kudos to you. It was darling, just not my style or colors. I sat there ogling it for a while, imagining what I would do with it and thinking what a shame it would be to waste the space in the wine rack. I guess there are some people that need a little vino as part of their desk accessories, but...
The rack was a whopping $15.00 so I figured I had to take it for whatever reason. I could make it work as the desk.
So I painted the whole thing flat black and went to Home Depot to find something to put as a back panel that I could either put magnets on, for notes, or calendar stuff, etc. There is this panel that they sell that looks like metal, (I used a silver one for a backsplash in my kitchen) and it's about $19.00. It's made of some sort of plastic, but it was gorgeous and perfect. So I got that and about $8.00 worth of cut glass knobs for four little drawers on top. I put some books and a plant and candles up on the top racks, and attached the panel with just hot glue. (My favorite hot glue episode - I hot glued my oldest daughters blessing dress. Not sewed it together. Glued it together.)
I put a bin on the bottom and spent a half a day unwinding yarn and reorganizing my massive yarn collection. Hated it. Loved the end result of yarn in balls for the first time in years. For the roving and wool I have, I have some antique spindles I used to wrap the yarn around and am going to put them in the wine rack so it doesn't completely go to waste!
So I put the little skinny bakers rack/desk into the corner, popped my computer on it, and now I have a little place for my computer instead of on my lap on the bed! I think the whole thing total cost $50.00, spray paint and all, so on top of all the fun it took to make it happen, it was worth saving a few bucks to get what I really wanted.