Easy DIY Project: IKEA Legs + Carpet Trim = Elegant Desk

Camille Styles

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It's amazing how a fresh detail can totally transform a piece. Anyone feeling like their home workspace is less than inspiring should check out this easy DIY project. Inexpensive gold carpet trim gives this raw wood desktop a finishing edge and simple gilded style.

Camille Styles contributor Claire Zinnecker used the same formula in her new home office many of us budget-conscious urban dwellers do: IKEA Trestle Legs + Wood Top = Desk. But she added something extra by fastening four lengths of gold carpet trim to the edges of the raw wood top with a handful of screws.

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The result looks stunning (and right on trend) and will keep the desk looking nicer for much longer considering carpet trim is designed to withstand heavy use.

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