If you follow along with me on Instagram you already know that I have been putting together my new home office/craft room. We extended our hardwood floors to cover our entire main level and now I am finally able to make my office into what I’ve been dreaming about for years! And one of the first things I had to figure out was some kind of a work table to use for all of my crafting projects. No more clearing away all of my crafting junk to make dinner in the kitchen. 🙂 After a lot of measuring and figuring, I came up with an Ikea hack that has been absolutely perfect!!
Here were the things I wanted… counter height, storage, the ability to sit around it and it had to be inexpensive. I searched high and low for something to just buy and there was NOTHING out there! So I started looking at some possibilities at Ikea and dreamed this baby up. It hit all of my wishes.
I cannot emphasize enough how perfect it is and how much I LOVE it. If you want to make one too this is what you’ll need:
IKEA HACK CRAFT ROOM WORK TABLE
- LINNMON Table Top (59″x29.5″) $29.99
- KALLAX shelf unit (33 7/8 x 57 7/8″ x 15 3/8″ deep) $99.00
- OLOV adjustable height table legs $15 each
- (4) 2.5″ wood screws
Yes, you’re reading that right… $160 for the perfect Ikea hack work/craft table! It has lots of storage PLUS a place to sit (affilite link: you can get these stools from Amazon HERE). It is so easy to put together too! Just assemble the KALLAX shelf as per the instructions and then attach the tabletop to the KALLAX from underneath by using the 4 pre-drilled holes in the KALLAX that are there to either attach two units together or attach it to the wall for tipping safety. The holes are already there in the perfect places! I did, however, use my drill and drilled little pilot holes up underneath the tabletop after I had it all in place just to make it easier to get the screws in. But it was so easy!
And with the addition of some darling storage bins (mostly from Target) it just kept getting better and better!
As a bonus, I don’t have to be stressing all of the time about ruining my work surface… first of all, this is meant to be used as a kitchen table so it is very durable. But secondly, if it does get ruined to the point of being unusable, for $30 I can get an ENTIRELY NEW ONE and attach it easily using 4 screws. Yay! The last thing I wanted to be doing is babying my work area. Now I don’t have to AT. ALL.
Let me know if you have any questions and also shoot me an email if you make one yourself… I’d love to see pictures of how you are using it!
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