Thrifty DIY desk and hutch + HomeRight giveaway

Working from home has been a blessing in so many ways. But it also comes with its share of challenges. One I’ve run into is finding a work space that fits my needs and is clearly defined (i.e. the kids and mister aren’t taking it over).

Up until yesterday, my tiny work space looked like this (on a really good day). 😉

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I needed a bit more room to spread out all my stuff! Fortunately, the latest challenge from HomeRight® gave me the creative kick in the pants I needed to brainstorm a solution for more office furniture. As a HomeRight ambassador, I get the privilege of using their amazing tools every month to clean, organize and renovate my home. Yay!

October’s challenge was to use these ClosetMaid® Espresso Laminate Storage Cubes from Lowe’s and transform them using the HomeRight Finish Max sprayer* and other materials from Lowe’s.

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Yes, my beloved Finish Max sprayer is now available at select Lowe’s! (Plus you can enter to win one at the end of this post.)

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My goal was to paint the storage cubes to match my current desk (black), then attach them to the top of an old desk I purchased a few years ago at an auction for $15 (below). Of course, that meant I would also have to sand and paint the auction desk black, too.

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After giving the desk and cubes a light sanding, I primed them both using my favorite black spray primer.

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I will mention that, for superior durability on the cubes, I would recommend using this Bullseye 1-2-3 primer.

After priming, I used a brad nailer to attach molding along the “top” side of the cubes. I primed the molding afterward. (You could attach the molding first, then prime everything at once, if you weren’t in a rush and forgetful, like me.) 😉

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Next, I loaded my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer with Valspar® Chalky Finish Paint in Boot Black, thinning the paint to the proper consistency for optimum performance in the sprayer.

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When it comes to getting a flawless paint finish on furniture, I have not found any other tool that does a more impressive job than the HomeRight Finish Max.

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After the paint dried, I sprayed on a coat of polyurethane to seal everything.

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Then I added my new “hutch” to the top of the desk. Done!

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What do you think of my new, thrifty office space? I hope you’ll consider voting for it as your favorite! Click here or on the graphic below to vote.

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Of course, DON’T FORGET TO ENTER BELOW TO WIN YOUR OWN HOMERIGHT FINISH MAX SPRAYER!

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* Affiliate links provided in this post for your convenience.

Disclosure: I’m thrilled to be a brand ambassador for HomeRight and, as always, all thoughts, opinions and projects are 100 percent my own.