Monday, April 1, 2013

Sewing desk #2 - Ladder style


     So, are you tired of seeing desk/shelving projects around here yet? My work shop room is just about situated the way I want it, so this should be the last one for a little bit.

     I decided to move my little industrial style desk to a different spot in the room and put my serger on it instead of the sewing machine. Therefore, a new solution was needed for the sewing machine. Enter two old wooden ladders. One I found in a closet in this house when we moved in, the other I found at a junk store a while back. Happily, they were the same height and perfect for this project.

      I laid a board across the top and screwed it on from the bottom side.

     I dry brushed it with white, mint green, a bit of orange, and brown.

     I painted a few scrap boards to add some more storage options.

      I already had the chair on hand, which was the perfect height as well.

      Oh, and check it out! I finally got around to painting that cinder block wall to match the other one! While this desk may not be everyone's style, it fits the ticket perfectly for me... sturdy, simple, non-generic, and quite functional. I adore it. (Plus it was free to make, so that's always a major plus!)

       Of course, the reason I needed to do this project, was that I had two little Easter dresses that needed sewing...which may have not been finished until five minutes before walking out the door Easter morning...

      ...and my little girl's were just as pretty at two little robin's eggs...but, maybe I should consider not procrastinating next year...but, that's a different tale for a different time.

   Psalms 37:39   But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble


  1. LOVE the desk you created with the ladders! Great idea.
    I'm happy to be a new follower,
    Mary Alice

  2. Very cute- love how handy they are for shelves as well!

  3. Actually makes sense to use a ladder, then one can hang fabric from the rungs. Totally love your creation.

  4. love it so great using that old where theres a need theres a way with shelf space to bit
    come see what I shared at

  5. I love it! The scrap boards on the ladder rungs were genius! So glad you linked to {wow me} wednesday! Just pinned it :)

  6. Great idea! I love the look of the ladders plus building shelves on the rungs is just so smart.

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