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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:07 AM
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by Jules (noreply@blogger.com) last modified Apr 16, 2012



 

 


Materials: Vika Veine Table Top($99), Laiva Desk($20), Small amount of hot glue or rubber feet, electrical tape. Also shown in images: Basisk Floor lamp ($24.99), Ekby Tony/Ekby Bjarnum (Floating night stand)

Description: Needed "unnoticeable" workstation in bedroom.

Inspired by "Home office from an old PAX cupboard", knew I could find something at IKEA that would fit in my small space, hide everything, and still be multifunctional.

The Vika Veine table top was the perfect size, although I did not like the look or the price of the legs available. Fortunately, I found the Laiva Desk for only $20, and after a few quick measurements, found that the hole cut out of the Vika Veine top for power cords lined up perfect with the back "cord organizer" of the Laiva desk.



Directions:

Assemble table top and desk as directed, except I left the front panel off the desk (for leg room). 


Organize cables in the trench. I used an orange cable holder to keep together all the cables that needed to be threaded through the top.

Next, I dropped big dabs of hot glue on each corner of the desk, to keep the table top from moving around.


Then, feed the cables through the pre-drilled cord hole in the Vika Veine top, and connect your stuff up.


Make sure no cables are still hanging out. I also used some electrical tape to keep the cables in place.

Completed "cordless" and hide-able workstation.

Notes:
- Currently using the Nisse folding chair for the desk, but looking to replace it with a cute stool/seat.
- Tried the Summera pull-out keyboard shelf, but it is too wide to fit the Laiva desk.
- My entire idea would have included the Myken table mirror or the LOTS wall mirrors, to make the top look more like a simplistic vanity; unfortunately IKEA was out at the time and the boyfriend did not like the "idea" of a "vanity" in "his" bedroom. Personally, I think it would add another use and bring the whole thing together. If it was not for the understandable 5-picture limit, I would have posted a Photoshop-ed image.
- The Ekby Tony/Ekby Bjarnum (Floating night stand), in the first picture. The Tony shelf was cut in half and extra Bjarnum brackets added to make two small "floating" night stands for about $40.

~ Lil Uber, Florida



 

 

 
 
 

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