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Repurposed desk set

I found this executive desk at the thrift store for only $30!  I had no idea what I would do with it, but the possibilities seemed endless!  Well, I have this empty alcove in my formal front room that I've been wanting to put shelves in, but I wanted it to look classy and not like closet shelving or something. Wowie, wow, wow, was I excited when I measured and found out these desk shelves fit perfectly!  The piece on the left needed some trim to cover the holes (this is where the desk is supposed to attach) then I used the tall bookshelf in the middle.  I have 10 ft ceilings so this took it almost to the ceiling.  Here's how it turned out...

And then, I had another shelving thing left.  It's supposed to be a hutch to go on the desk.  I added a bottom shelf with a little trim, and it became my "above the throne" storage. 

It's so fun to find new ways to use old stuff!  For only $30 I was able to decorate two areas in my home that would have cost $1,000 to have cabinets built in!  Yeah, I'm pretty proud of myself.  Don't be afraid to think outside the box when decorating your home!  :)
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  1. Awesome! Everything looks great!$30 was a great price for such a big impact!

  2. That is so cool that they fit! I love the colors you used too! I found you on Primitive and Proper and now I am following.

  3. what a great idea and way to repurpose! glad you got your picture sorted out. :)