DIY Furniture

The Easiest DIY Desk Ever

January 7, 2019

If you need a desk that won't take up a ton of room that it is affordable and easy to make, this DIY desk tutorial is for you! The floating desk design takes up very little floor space and it's easy enough for even inexperienced DIYers to tackle.

floating desk in kids room
Happy new year, friends! I hope 2019 is off to an amazing start for you. We have been trying to get a bit more organized around here, and that has included tackling some minor projects in our girls' rooms before we completely renovate our powder room and kitchen over the next few months.

We loved the customized IKEA kids table that used to sit in Avery's room, but now that our girls are 8-years-old, they were way too tall to sit at it comfortably. So, we sold the table and chairs that I transformed and put this DIY floating desk in its place. It was quite possibly the easiest project we've tackled in the past year, it was super affordable AND it is the perfect solution for Avery's desk needs. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make your own DIY desk just like it.

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DIY Floating Desk Tutorial

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Materials Needed:



1) If you want to alter the color of your brackets, use your Rub N' Buff before you get started with the desk installation.

using Rub n Buff on brackets

2) Decide on where you want to place the brackets on your wall. We spaced them so that we were able to screw them directly into wall studs. Be sure to level them as you secure them to your wall.

leveling shelf brackets

shelf brackets empty

3) Attach the table top to your brackets. We used 2 screws for each side, so it's nice and secure.

That's it! So easy and we love how it turned out.

girl at floating desk

floating desk in kids room

girl at DIY floating desk

What do you think?! Tempted to make one for yourself? Be sure to check out our other DIY furniture posts before you head out :)

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