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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kitchen Desk/Command Center

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When we moved into our home, I wanted a desk in the kitchen. My wonderful husband and father decided to make the desk themselves. My husband also restored the white cabinets from the house that was torn down to build our new home. (Read more of that story here.)

The area is finally complete, just the way I want it. It makes bill-paying easier and gives me a place to pile things I intend to do (piles drive my husband crazy!)

Things I’ve made pictured above: chalkboard sign/dry erase calendar/covered desk chair

And those frames? They weren’t originally part of the d├ęcor theme…I’ve piled them there as they await glass to fit. But I thought they look kind of neat for awhile. Until I get around to cutting some glass.

Just thought I’d share the finished look. I am wondering if it needs a cork board (beside the lamp). Thoughts?

15 comments:

  1. So nice! I need to create a space like this in my kitchen. Glad I found you via the Classy Clutter link party!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! And welcome to my little corner of blogland. :)

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  2. Love this little nook. We are remodeling soon...trying to figure out where I would put one!

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    1. It is so handy to have a spot for a desk! Hope remodeling goes well!

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  3. Perfect desk in kitchen!I love it!
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this!!! I have been making some dry erase and chalkboards out of old antique windows. Something like that would be too cute here!! Love the wood they used for the desk! Gorgeous! PS- I like the empty frames there.. I thinkk you should keep it like that! :)
    I would love for you to share this at my first linky party.. http://www.therusticpig.com/2012/09/my-first-linky-party.html

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    1. Maybe I will leave them there! I like the empty frames, too. I have another space in my house to share soon that also has empty frames.

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  5. What a great spot! I love that you salvaged those cupboards...it all looks so nice:) Those frames so look cute sitting there! ... or you could make a little cork board out of one of them??

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    1. That would be a fun use for one of the frames! I did make a cork board for my son's room using an old frame (link is here: http://monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com/2012/02/old-picture-frame-into-cork-board.html) and it is very easy...I'll have to think about it for this desk!

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  6. Awesome, I need a spot like that. I do everything from my desk right now, but it's not really big enough. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  7. Looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Craftionary. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. This looks great! I would love a spot like this in my kitchen, but no room! Your message board looks very similar in shape to the one I redid here: http://thingsthatarepretty.blogspot.ca/2012/09/chalkboard-update-and-fancy-chalk.html
    I think cork board would be very useful for sticking notes and little tidbits of info/lists.

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    1. it is a similar shape to yours! Funny! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Cute, like what you've done! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

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