home office

Today’s post isn’t necessarily teaching related as in classroom related!   But it is teaching related in that we all need a home office space to use to be creative and prep and plan!  One of the things I get asked about more than anything when I post pictures and when we do videos is my home office and especially my desk!   The desk….everyone wants to know about the desk…so I want to show you the desk and explain how easy and cheap it was to make!  Yep…make!  My TBFF Jenny and I made this desk.

I wanted a desk that gave me lots of room for working and crafting and making stuff…but also room for my computer that didn’t require me to move stuff each time I wanted to do a project on the desk.   I also wanted some storage space.   So…here’s what we did….

home office

It’s so easy ya’ll.  You need a hollow door from Lowes or Home Depot.  Mine was about $40 or $50.  It was not painted so we painted it white.  The door does not have a hole for a door knob!

You will also need 2 bookshelves.  Mine are from Wal-Mart and were about $20 each.  These are also white.  We assembled those.

To assemble the desk, you lay the door on top of the shelves.  I used some Command strips to secure the door but this isn’t necessary.

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In the picture you’ll notice one shelf is turned out and the other is facing in, under the desk.  The reason I did it this way is because there’s no space in my office to position the desk so both shelves face out.  The shelves provide extra storage and having the one right under my computer lets me keep stuff down there that I might not need as much.

The last thing I added was two clear desk protectors.  This protects the paint and gives me a nice smooth surface to work with!  These desk covers are from Office Max!

AND BAM!   A desk with plenty of storage and work space to get creative and plan awesome lessons and engaging activities!

office space

This is a fun little behind the scenes peek into my office!   You can see the lights we use for our videos and pictures and you can get a sense of how my office is set up!   There are additional shelving units behind the desk.  Those are storage cubes from Wal-Mart also!    The giant paper clips….those are pretty famous…everyone wants them…found those at Hobby Lobby!  The light up Kindergarten Smorgasboard was a gift from Chad at Male Kindergarten Teacher!   And the MOTIVATE sign was a gift from The Mister’s mom!

 And just to show you that I’m normal and not totally put together and organized…here’s my pile of stuff…

 

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  • Reply Heather C February 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing your life with us. I can’t wait to come home from work and sit down to relax and see what new things you have posted. 😊

  • Reply Katie February 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I love the last part – here’s my pile of stuff! This is a great idea for a desk. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Carola Buelk February 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to know exactly what computer you use. Thank you!!

    • Reply Jason Warren-Smedley February 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      I use a Mac and my printer is a HP 200 Laserjet

      • Reply Carola Buelk February 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        thanks!!!

  • Reply Carola Buelk February 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    and printer too please!

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