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DIY Roundup | 10 Do-It-Yourself Desks

The more I search for a desk to replace my creamy writing desk in all her French provincial glory (she's being taken to her new home this weekend), the more I'm leaning toward taking a DIY approach. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect harvest table that would make a nice, big work and creative space – and that I could manage to get up my steep Victorian stairs and into my small space. In the meantime, I'm brainstorming some do-it-yourself ideas based on these inspiring desks. (Above: Four Generations One Roof)

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Pipe legs, file cabinets, and pallets – oh my!

It seems I have a lot of options when it comes to DIY'ing a desk.

Which is your favorite?  Have you ever built your own desk?

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DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)