Saw Horse Legs (Ikea offers different styles)
Mona Lisa Gold Leafing
Mona Lisa Gold Leafing Glue
Description: I have been searching for a desk for my new studio in Lawrenceville for weeks. Everything was either overpriced crap or the same old, same old. My style is pretty Hollywood Regency and I have been gushing for gold lately. After searching the internet for DIY desk ideas, I came across Ikea Hackers and decided to give my own hack a whirl.
After some reservation, I decided to sleep with the enemy (and am not feeling one bit ashamed about it). I made my way through the maze of Made in China crap and kids on leashes, sorting for some sort of inspiration. After spotting these Vika Lerberg sawhorse legs, I was sold on the $10.00 a piece price tag and off we were.
I grabbed a glass of wine, effortlessly assembled and spray painted them gold. For the top, I had a spare piece of glass sitting around, so I used that. You can also get glass cut at (Cully Glass on Beaver Avenue in the North Side.)
The desk was missing something.. It was neat, and simple, but I didn’t feel satisfied with it the way it stood. I ended up heading to Hobby Lobby (AKA the black hole) and picked up some gold leafing. I gold leafed the under side of the glass– which sounds way more complicated than it actually is — and voila! A totally chic hollywood regency desk for under $40.00!!!
~ Morgan McCollum, Pittsburgh