6 July 2015

Basket on casters

I love my new desk! It's working so well. There are a couple of changes I still need to make before I share the full reveal, but I wanted to show you how I added a little more storage to this area.

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First, I bought a basket from Briscoes that was the perfect width and depth. I also bought these little wheels:

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I had a piece of wood that was the perfect width and I just had to cut it to the right length and paint the edges. I screwed the casters underneath ...

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... then added the basket on top, fastening it on with screws and washers.

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Once I popped the liner back in it was ready for use - storing my cameras, lenses, and Speedlite right where I need them.

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Ta da! Extra storage that is super easy to access.

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10 comments:

  1. Great idea! I am slowly adding casters to pieces of furniture. It makes it so much easier to move for access and cleaning!

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    1. Now that's a good idea! Do you have problems with the casters making the furniture taller?

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  2. Very smart! Love the silver handles on your desk. Have you considered spray painting your cabinet handles silver?

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    1. I hadn't because spray paint is pricey over here, plus I like metal handles, but that would have been a good idea - if I hadn't already bought half the handles (just waiting for more stock to come in for the rest).

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  3. Very smart! We all need more space and I might use your idea in my art room! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, glad I could inspire you.

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  4. what a great way to add more space to your desk.

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  5. I love it! I want to do something like this (only more rustic) for wood storage for my husband's basement fireplace.

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    1. I'd love to see it when you're done!

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