Children’s Ikea Hack bedroom makeover finishing touches: DIY desk.
Finishing touches to Emily’s bedroom.
Earlier this year I showed you our daughter’s Ikea hack bedroom makeover (here). Months later and I’ve finally managed to take some photos of some of the finishing touches, including Emily’s DIY desk.
When we planned Emily’s Ikea Hack bedroom makeover, we wanted to keep costs down by repurposing Ikea items and using MDF to make the headboard and shelf behind the bed. We wanted a desk for the room but because space was limited we decided to make it to our own specifications using some leftover MDF and Ikea Krille table legs. This meant the desk would fit the space perfectly and because it was on wheels, we could move it when Emily needed to access her drawers.
- 18mm MDF cut to 44cm deep by 80cm wide (If you buy your MDF from B & Q, they will cut it to size free of charge).
- Ikea Krille legs on castors (white)
- Crown brilliant white quick-dry satin (I prefer this paint because it’s solvent-free, non-yellowing and the brushes can be cleaned using water).
We bought the VÅGSBERG / SPORREN chair from Ikea. Again, the wheels mean it’s easy to move around when space is tight.
Emily’s DIY desk.
The DIY desk is simple but effective and fit’s the space perfectly.
The Ikea swivel chair in Birch complements the white of the desk and the laminate flooring.
There’s still enough space to open Emily’s drawers, but the castors mean she can easily move her desk when she wants to have a good rummage in them!
Want to know more about Emily’s Ikea Hack bedroom makeover?
If you missed Emily’s Ikea hack bedroom makeover and some of the other finishing touches, click on the following links:
- Ikea Hack Children’s Bedroom Makeover Part 1: Before
- Ikea Hack Children’s Bedroom Makeover Part 2: The Big Reveal
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Have you made any furniture or accessories in your home? What do you think of Emily’s DIY desk? As always, I’d love to hear from you.
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I’m a huge fan of IKEA Hacks, I do them as often as I can, usually just painting and adding bits to their more basic furniture but a little tweak can make a lot of difference! I had a look at Emily’s room post and you’ve done a great job, the bed is brilliant! And this desk is lovely and stylish and so practical for small spaces. I hope Emily loves it! #HomeEtc
Thanks so much for your fab comment, Sarah! I’m glad you are an Ikea Hack fan. I could spend ages on Ikeahackers.net! I have some more little tweaks coming up so stay tuned!
Oh I love an Ikea hack, I bet she is delighted with her desk. The wheels are such a great idea for moving it about and making the space work hard xx #HomeEtc
The desk is brilliant and the chair as it fits in neatly. I love the whole bedroom well done. ?
Such a clever idea and great space saving. She must be delighted with her finished room 🙂 X #HomeEtc
What a cunning little desk – the perfect finishing touch!
The finished table looks great. I am fascinated by Ikea hacks and I think it’s so clever what people come up with. I bet Emily is pleased with her fab new desk.
Aaah I DO love a clever IKEA hack!!! They’re fab aren’t they? They’ve got so many amazing things that can be altered and up cycled to suit! LOVE this 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to #HomeEtc — Caro xx
Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc. I’m delighted I had something to share this week.
What a great idea, and what a great hack. I also just had a little look at the before and after pics, the whole bedroom looks brillaint. I bet your daughter loves it. #HomeEtc
Thanks, Jo. She really loves it. So do I! Thanks for your comments
Love an Ikea hack!!!!! Thanks for sharing – great job 🙂
Thanks very much, Jess.
Love the lines on the desk from the legs, very stylish and a one-off not a hack at all 😉 #homeetc