Ana White is a mother, homemaker and DIY furniture guru. Her blog is bursting with great ideas and beautifully detailed tutorials. This flip down art desk is just the latest example of her thoughtful and practical designs. It hits on all cylinders--it's space saving, has ample storage for supplies, and is fairly easy to build. A final thoughtful touch is to hit the outside with chalkboard paint.
Ana's tutorial is one of the clearest and thorough I have ever seen, which makes this project a great one for the carpentry-phobic among us and a no-brainer addition to just about any child's room.
(Images: Ana White)