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Skirt It

Office spaces can quickly become cluttered looking without some great storage solutions. Yet a nice big desk to house all of your stuff usually comes with a hefty price tag.  But no worries! There is an inexpensive and stylish solution.  Skirt it!

Use an inexpensive table, piece of wood or countertop to make your desk and hide the legs and mess underneath with a custom made skirt (pleated, straight ruffled, etc.)  You can use any type of fabric you like so the possibilities are endless.  And if you're not so great at sewing, that okay.  You can use iron-on velcro to attach it and hemming tape for the edges.

Now all of that ugly, but necessary stuff is hidden behind the skirt.  I also love the artwork on this desk.  All you have to do is buy a yard of fabric, cut out different sections and place it in a matted frame.  Another great DIY solution that won't break the bank. 

An alternative for a free standing desk is covering it with big tablecloth or piece of fabric anchored by a piece of glass.  The glass not only adds stability and keeps the fabric in place, but it also creates instant elegance.
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You can also use skirts for other things besides desks.  Look at these wonderful examples.

I don't have any children of my own yet, but from what I hear from friends, you can never have too  much storage!  Considering all of the other expensive baby items you have to buy, this is a great area in which to save some money.
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This sideboard rings of sophistication, but underneath it's as simple as can be.  This just goes to show that great style doesn't have to come with great cost.
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I don't know about you, but I'm ready to skirt something!
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  1. thanks for this idea! we don't have a lot of extra storage space in our current apartment so this would be a perfect way to hide away some of our storage boxes.

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