In my blog Kitchen Redo under $300 you'll see I put a lot of work into fixing it up. One thing I had difficulty finding was a Hutch. I didn't want anything fancy with a lot of glass, just something to hold my microwave and dishes. Browsing the stores I saw a few hutches but nothing that took my fancy, they were either too small or the color didn't blend with my decor - Hey, when you're spending money you want to make sure "it's just right". I wanted something similar to the below, and the color had to match my kitchen. During that time my kitchen was yellow & white.
At the time my microwave was sitting on this: -
Here's a closer view
Well, you're probably asking, "what the heck is that?" It's styrofoam! I had gotten it from a nursery where I had purchased plants from some years ago, I just stacked 5 on top of each other went to Nassau Gass and had a glass cut, and then sprayed painted it black. A instant glass table! That was about 11 years ago, so you can understand a need for change. Like I mentioned in my bio I'm not naturally creative it takes a while to come up with something so after fruitless visits to the store I was sitting in my computer room when it hit me.
My computer desk
My computer desk
Are you ready????
IT WAS PERFECT! Plus there's lots of storage space...
|calendar adhered to door on far left
I saved $$$ and got more.
I sand & then primed it. Then I painted it the same color as my cabinets (click here to see kitchen cabinets). I thought about an antiquish blue or green but because my kitchen is small I felt uniformity would give the illusion of more space. To reduce scratches due to constant use I used polyurethane on the top shelf & on the shelf holding the microwave.
There you have it. I bet you're asking,"What is she using for a computer desk?" Well, that's another story!
LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!