Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Junker's Desk

Well, since this weekend's themed Link Up Party with Funky Junk Interiors is Junk Styled Offices, I decided to share my own desk and a couple of repurposed desk accessories.

I picked up a pair of two drawer oak filing cabinets at a garage sale for $3!!!  What a deal!!!!  They were a little rickety but only if you're trying to move them.  Once in place, they're fine.  They were a little dirty and beat up so all I had to do was clean them up and give them a coat of Fiddes Wax and they looked great.

I had an old five panel door that was shorter than most and worked perfect as the top.  I had a piece of glass cut to fit the top so that I would have a level work surface.

The only problem with a desk with four big file drawers is that you don't have any small drawers for "stuff".  I solved this by making a little caddie out of a vintage cake pan.

I love this thing.  It holds all my pens, pencils, brushes, rulers, scissors, clips, and even a staple puller.  It's the simplest project.

Find an old angel food cake pan.  I like that this one has the taller tube in the middle which is perfect for rulers and scissors.  I used recycled artichoke heart jars to keep everything in line.

Since I like things that spin, I added a lazy susan to the bottom by drilling a small hole in the bottom of the pan.

Let's face it, even with four large file drawers things don't always get put in them right away.  I found an old wire file basket and just added four wooden drawer pulls for feet using fender washers to sandwich the wire between the washer and the knob.

I also love, love, love, old scales.  I just received the most awesome one for my birthday from my friend, Jeanne.  It's perfect on my desk for incoming mail and a vintage dish sits on the other side holding giant paper clips.  The little postal scale always comes in handy and holds a little vintage saucer full of business cards.

Go check out  Funky Junk Interiors to see all the other great ideas to junk up your office.


  1. I need you to come and restyle my office!

    1. Is that an in invitation from the queen? Feels like!

  2. I love the scale! What an awesome gift...!
    The whole desk is an inspiration.... I bet you are super creative there!

  3. Thank you, Crystelle. I am enjoying the fact that it's pretty cleaned up at the moment, lol! As you can workroom and workshop are usually pretty "junked" up but I've been in a re-organizational mood lately; which I hope leads to more creativity!

    I hope you are enjoying my blog. Thanks for your comment.


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