To complete the floating desk nook we added a lightbox art piece and holders for the computer speakers. Both were made from recycled materials with some purchased parts. Take a look at how we took a metal frame from a deconstructed desk and turned it into a lightbox.
Lightbox from Recycled Desk Drawer Frame
The metal door frame from Steph’s old desk just seemed to good to just throw away. During the floating desk build, we got to thinking it would make a great wall piece but didn’t quite know what.
On a recent trip to Jo-ann Fabrics we saw a small lightbox wall hanging that was $40 which we considered buying, but didn’t know where we’d use it. We put two and two together and reimagined the desk frame as a lightbox art piece.
Further examination of the metal piece revealed a hollow channel at the bottom that we could use to run wire through for the speakers that were going up on either side. Win!
We purchased cracked ice white acrylic lighting panel for the back and front and an LED strip light kit. After cutting the plastic to size and adding the lights, the edges were covered with black duct tape.
Our next dilemma was how to hang it? Our solution was another upcycle--we used a piece of wood from an old bed frame. We cut it to size, screwed it into the wall and placed the lightbox on top. We used some Sugru adhesive to keep it in place. The letters we printed out on clear window decal sheets.
Upcycle Slats for Speaker Stands
The slats from a deconstructed bed frame were used as the top of the floating desk and in the sconces that hold Steph’s computer speakers. Thrifted metal sconces serve as the base for the speaker holders.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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