Tuesday, February 19, 2013

That Desk has Balls…Baseballs!

 

So there is this competition called Creating with the Stars that I am entering.  I have to submit my best ‘project’ that I have made, but, since I have soooo many awesome ones, I knew that I would need some advice as to which one to submit.  After I asked some friends what they thought, I brought up the question to my husband and my 8 year old son.  My son looked at me and said, “Mom, the best thing you have ever made came from your belly…ME!”  How stinking true is that!?! No matter what I have made or will make he is by far the best thing and I can in no way top that!  So, with him in mind, I decided to submit him and his baseball desk, that I made this summer (I made the desk this summer not him)! 

We lived in our old house (we just moved last month) for 5 years before I started ‘doing’ my son’s bedroom.  Since he loved sports, especially baseball, I decided it would be a sports themed room.  My son and I worked all summer painting it and redoing his furniture to fit his new themed room.  When it was done I realized that it needed a desk.  Now, I could have gone out and purchased one, but where is the fun in that? 

 

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I went back and forth on ideas and still was not quite sure how I wanted to proceed until…I came across these beauties!

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My local Sprouts was throwing these awesome crates away!  And NO, I am NOT lying!  I couldn’t believe it either!  I scored 20 amazing crates for free!!!!  I don’t think I had been this excited since…well, I am not sure, but you get the point! 

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After congratulating myself on repurposing these crates for the base of the desk, I went to work.  First I cut one of the crates in half and then added shelves to each crate.

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Ok, how creative and cool is the bottom of this desk?  This is by far my favorite part of the desk!  I didn’t want the crates to sit directly on the floor and I needed a little extra height so I added baseballs as the legs!  To keep the balls from moving I attached the rings from mason jar lids to the bottom of each crate and then attached the ball to the crate with screws! 

I did not take pics of the rest of the things I did, cause I did a lot of trial and error and I just didn’t want to have to stop to write down the measurements I used and so forth.

 

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I just love how this desk turned out and how awesome it looked in his sports themed room! But, don’t worry, I brought the desk with us and it is now in his new bedroom!

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Aren’t my 2 top things I have ‘made’ just awesome?   I totally hit a home run with this desk!  Yes, I did just write that! 

Wish me luck in the competition!  Thanks!

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1 comment:

  1. ENVY alert...so many crates for free. WOW! I use crates on my porch to hold my grand daughters toys and books.

    Your crate desk with baseball feet is very imaginative. Hope you win!

    Donna Allgaier-Lamberti / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
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