Adding a hutch to a desk

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Progress Posts

Desk before photo

Yowza, it’s been awhile!!  The beginning of my new job was a whirlwind–up until this point, my part-time job was pretty much full time hours, but I am hopefully at a point that I can begin tackling some new projects here at home.  I am really excited to get going!!

The project I chose to oil my rusty woodworking skills on is a hutch for a desk I bought for Pip on Craigslist a few years ago.  Here it is, complete with the piles of her “special things” I have mentioned in past projects.  I didn’t clean them off because I like to keep it real on here (shall I refer you back to her closet before pictures?).  Besides, it makes for a more dramatic “after” picture, right?  Please say yes, because I have some doozy “before” pictures for a different future project.  They are BAD…

Anyway, here are some photos of the desk:


Desk before photo

The desk will be getting a coat of paint as well, because it is not as bright a white as the existing furniture.  The top is Formica, which has been a wonderful feature, because everything wipes right off of it.  The only thing I would change would be to have a file drawer instead of the two bottom drawers, but all-in-all it was a great buy at $80 for the desk and chair.  Actually, I would change one other thing and that is to have a hutch!  Plans will be posted tomorrow.  Going to go charge the batteries for the drill…so excited!

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