Published on March 24th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Before+After: Desk to Bench

Materials: Old Ikea desk, Branas Basket, plywood, paint

Description: Katy took her 14 year old desk from Ikea and turned it into a window bench.

Details of the desk to bench are available on her blog.

~ Katy, Orange County, CA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

7 Responses to Before+After: Desk to Bench

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Amazing job!!! it turned out beautiful!

  2. Anonymous says:

    That’s off the hook!!! Wow!

  3. Essie Bacon says:

    It is really impressive. I was really amazed by the final outcome. Creative Minds!

  4. kat @ dot dot dash says:

    brilliant! not super keen on the fabric, but such an amazing idea. This would look amazing in our hallway
    x kat

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great work, turnes out really cute, and I love the idea of recycling !!!

  6. Susie says:

    Wow, that is a great idea and it turned out wonderfully! Very nice!

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