Last month while I was scrolling through Pinterest, I spotted an article on DIY fauxdenzas. I loved the idea putting one (or three) in our house, especially in our formal dining room turned office/craft room. It’s a nice sized room at 16×11 and I wanted something that would allow me to house our office and my crafting supplies.
I kept my crafting stuff in multiple locations (under the china cabinet, in our bedroom closet, etc.), and it was a little crazy running around trying to corral my things when I wanted to make something.
We bought two Besta units from Ikea, with plain white doors and a few shelves and I built the units during the day so we could hang it up at night The space definitely got torn up while this was happening.
It turns out our wall is not perfectly straight, and so Brian had to do a little engineering to get it all lined up:
Once we finished, we needed to buy a board to put on top. This was kind of an adventure in itself, because we went back and forth on how to get a board. Do we cut two? Should we “rip” it? And the answer showed up on its own during a trip to Lowe’s.
They have these craft boards in a variety of sizes. They happened to have one that was almost perfect. We ended up cutting an inch and a quarter off one end. Brian sanded the piece of wood and I stained it. I used Cabot Premium Wood Finish Stain + Sealer in Gingersnap.
Here it is finished:
I still need to hang up some of the pieces sitting on the unit and get rid of a bit more stuff as I’m currently on a huge decluttering kick, but it’s nice knowing that all my things are almost all in one place. I’ll share more when the space is “done.”
Now that we’ve floated this piece, and our media unit in our family room, I want to float everything. Well, except the beds. And the dining table. Because that would be crazy! 😉