Kids Craft Desk

We were having a huge issue in our house with my 5 year olds love for crafts! His supplies and creations are everywhere around the house... and lets be honest, so are mine, but I clean up after myself, Boston not so much.

I was debating where to put this desk for a few months. Finally decided to put in in the playroom! In a previous blog post where I wrote the tutorial for the DIY Crate Bookcase, I mentioned how I moved all the kids books up to Boston's room. This was to create the space needed for the craft desk.

Before

I had a good amount of space for a desk after I took away the bookcase and moved the green table and chairs. I already had the Alex drawer unit from Ikea that I used for my bookkeeping job last winter that wasn't being used.

 

For the legs I went with the Sjunne legs from Ikea that match my craft table since they are only a few feet away. Sadly they are the most expensive legs at ikea ($20 each), but oh well I only needed two. Lastly I went with the Linnmon table top, which also matched my craft desk, different size, but same style and color.

Boston was so excited. Here he is sorting all his craft supplies. These green bins from Ikea are where his supplies were before. Confession... letting Boston sort and organize his craft supplies was really hard for me! I wanted to do it!! (Boston is wearing pirate pants pretending to be Hulk, in case you are wondering.)

After! I am on the hunt for a different chair and then will be painting both chairs a pop of color, one for each child.