The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

ORC Week 4: DIY Hanging Desk!

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We are halfway through this awesome challenge and I’m so excited with the way it’s all coming together! You can check out the previous weeks progress so far here week 1, week 2, week 3.Β  On the agenda for today I’m sharing an idea I had for this office/classroom space which was a long narrow desk.Β  But not just ANY desk.Β  I wanted something whimsical, full of character, visually clean and efficient.

That’s a tall order!Β  Especially since I needed to accommodate 2 computers and 3-5 people at it at any one time.Β  It also needed to be narrow enough to not hang over into the space too much.Β  (This room is almost a perfect square at 13’9 x 13’4.) I wanted to place it along the wall with the window and not block the window with the computers so length was important. That left me with an incredibly difficult to find measurement of 8 ft by 30 inch desk.Β  No go my good peeps.

It was also very important that it added to the aesthetic of the greenery wall, not take away from it and given the fact I have so many little legs underneath a simple base was a must.

Now you see my dilemma!Β  The things I needed in this desk were either impossible to find or WAY too expensive.Β  So I came up with a DIY idea.Β  I’ll spare you the different things I kicked around and get to what I actually landed on.

I had been semi-stalking this antique set of store front doors at a local flea market.Β  They had been there forever and when I was wandering through getting inspo I stopped and actually measured them.Β  Wouldn’t you know that one was 9 ft by 29 inches!!Β  They were waiting for me and this project!Β  I only bought one (which almost killed me) because I didn’t have space for both and thankfully the seller was good with that.

I already knew we would be suspending it from the ceiling and placing a sheet of glass on the top.Β  I don’t need no stinkin base! (says me with every finger and toe crossed that I wasn’t a total nutball with this idea)

So now that we had the materials, it was time to get to work!

Here’s what we used:

8 large eye hooks

Rope

Antique store front door

Custom cut sheet of glass *from a local glass shop…WAY cheaper than the big box blue and orange stores!

We took a stud finder and went along the ceiling to locate the studs.Β  Marking each side of every stud with a pencil as we went.Β  They weren’t exactly even on either side of the window but pretty close.

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After that we measured, based on the size of the door, where the eye hooks would be located from the wall on the studs and marked.

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Once marked we screwed the eye hooks into the joists on those marks.

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I knew I wanted it to hang 30 inches from the floor (standard table height) so we cut the rope and tied it to the eye hooks leaving more than enough length to adjust for the 30″ height.Β Β I should mention the door is SOLID.Β  Well built and heavy.Β  I actually made the hubs hang on each rope before getting to the door part just to be sure it wasn’t goin anywhere.

Next up, we brought the door in and as I didn’t want to add any unnecessary holes to it I opted to attach the eye hooks on the sides instead of the top.Β  We used 2 holes from where the hinges were previously located to place eye hooks. Then using a straight edge went directly across the door and made 2 holes opposite the others placing eye hooks.

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Next up was tying the rope on the eye hooks attached to the door and getting it level.Β  We discovered that the 2 acrylic arm chairs I had were the exact height needed to make the top 30 inches.Β  So we rested the door on the 2 chairs, set a level on top of it to make sure it was perfect, threaded the rope through the eye holes and tied a couple of substantial knots. We needed to make a few adjustments as we went, retying and tightening a smidge (this required my son and I to lift and hold it, envision “Lift!Β  Lift!!” “I AM!!”) but overall the chairs gave us a great guide.

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Once all was said and done it was time to place the glass top on it, which caused us to hold our breath moving it from the car into here.Β  You could see it flex in the middle if we didn’t hold it nicely both in the middle and the edges.Β  Eeek!! We were almost white from not breathing, I swear.Β  Whew!Β  Annnnd we have a desk!Β  Perfect fit!! (storage is no issue, I have that covered with built in shelving and drawer totes in the closet)Β  It covers all the bases I needed while still being it’s own unique piece.Β  Β If I ever decide to change it I will have a super cool old door I can use as a conversation piece too, so it’s not just a desk.

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And I can’t wait to share what I did to the glass window part of it (that’s coming up in in the reveal of week 7 but week 6 I will have some sneak peek shots!)

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Those ropes aren’t goin anywhere! And I love the character it has, I didn’t touch anything.Β  I even kept all of the original hardware and had the glass cut to rest just inside of it.

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I’m SO happy with the way it turned out and even though it’s suspended we haven’t had any problems with it swinging or moving.Β  I think it helps that it’s up against the wall, if it was in the middle that would have been more of a concern for sure.Β  If movement does become an issue we can always come back and anchor it to the wall underneath using L brackets, but I really would rather not put more holes in it!

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Next week I’ve got another DIY project of a paper “chandelier” done on the cheap!

Have you made your own desk? Did you use reclaimed or re-purposed materials?Β  Let me know in the comments,Β  I love to hear all about your ideas too!

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And definitely go and check out what the featured designers have been up to here and my fellow guest participants here!

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8 Comments
  • Lisa
    October 25, 2017

    What a creative and cool idea! It turned out great πŸ˜€ We DIY’d a dual home office a while back out of Ikea pieces, but nothing quite as unique as this! πŸ˜‰

    • ttbousu
      October 26, 2017

      Thank you so much!! I’m really happy with the end result : ) and how cool is that? You did a dual home office?! Ikea hacks are a personal fave of mine to read so I will definitely check it out! Thanks Lisa!

  • Beth
    October 28, 2017

    Wow, this is such a cool and imaginative project (I’m feeling like I think that about this room every week) πŸ™‚ Love! This is going to be a great reveal.

    • ttbousu
      October 28, 2017

      Aww thank you Beth! I wanted this to be a fun, creative and inspiring space. I’m so glad that’s coming through!!

  • Susanne
    October 29, 2017

    Tina that is amazing!!! Only you would think of using a door and hanging it from the ceiling as a desk…you are an eclectic rockstar!!!

    • ttbousu
      October 30, 2017

      Haha thank you Susanne! I don’t know about rockstar you give me too much credit, but I’ll take it! ; ) Thanks love!

  • Madeline | Teal and Gray
    October 30, 2017

    What a unique desk! Never in a million years would have I thought of this. It looks really good.

    • ttbousu
      October 30, 2017

      Thanks Madeline!

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