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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. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.