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Semi Custom Acrylic Desk | Kara Paslay Design

Semi Custom Acrylic Desk

Semi Custom Acrylic Desk

Happy Friday friends! We are back in Cal’s room today! When I was searching for the perfect pieces to complete Cal’s space, I knew a great desk was at the top of my list.  I stumbled across this one and immediately fell in love…..


….but at $4,000, it was just not going to work it’s way into the budget.  Uggg!!!! Why God….why??!! (insert emoji with dramatic crying face here)

But then I had an idea! I’ve worked with plastic companies before.  Surely I could get the piece built for less!  I talked to a maker about building the top portion with drawers and such and almost pulled the trigger when I came across this Bernhardt piece at a local furniture store.

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 pic and piece found here

I thought the top was quite beautiful and a great size to compliment the large room we were working with. The desk’s base was detachable and it was built in such a way that it would be possible to add the acrylic legs I was envisioning to the sides.  So, I saved myself (and my maker) a few steps and opted to create a semi custom piece by putting the store bought top with the acrylic sides I ordered from my plastic fabricator.

The finished product ended up looking like this….



And of course, I felt like a little gold never hurt anything, so the drawer fronts got a coat of shiny metallic gold paint!




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I love how this piece turned out!  I was able to get a look that was originally out of the budget constraints and saved my client almost $2,500! And that’s why you hire a designer folks!! 😉 See you next week!

-Kara xoxo

This article has 3 comments

  1. emily

    i am SO glad you are back blogging. so inspiring. really gorgeous piece that will last forever and look good in any room in the future.

  2. Shawna

    It’s lovely!! No matter what you do, I’m always so captivated by your design eye and taste.

    Can you tell me where you found the rug at?!

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