The Easiest DIY Desk Tutorial

This year we decided it was time to rearrange our studio in order to better suit our needs. Since we aren't making clothing anymore, we needed less cutting space and more desk and planning space. Now if you have ever spent any time looking for desks, you know that there aren't too many modern ones out there that don't cost a fortune. So we just decided to make our own. Especially since we needed 2 of them!

Thank goodness The Hairpin Leg Co. exists! They have a great selection of hairpin legs in different colors and heights. We used the 28" copper ones for our desks.

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We made two L shaped desks (one for each of us). This tutorial works best if you need 2 L desks because you will utilize the materials better. Or you could just buy one of those 2' x 4' pieces of Plywood at Home Depot and not have to make any cuts. Either way, you will need:
- 1 sheet of good Plywood (we used 4' x 8' pine)
- Hairpin Legs (We needed 10 but if you don't do an L shape you'll just need 4)
- Table Saw or Circular Saw (Obviously you won't need this if you aren't making cuts)
- Drill
- Tape Measure

Step 1. You will need to trace out two "L" shapes on your plywood. Our L shapes are 5' long on one side and 4' (AKA the width of the plywood) on the other. The desks are 2' in depth. You could adjust the 5' side up to 6' or down to 4'. You'll have to do this part carefully. Measure twice, cut once! Anyway, we used a piece of wood we already had from our giant table in the studio.
Step 2. Cut out your L shapes with either a circular saw or table saw. I used both.
Step 3. Attach your legs. They come with screws to attach. So you literally just need to measure exactly where you want them and attach them with screws.
I only put the legs in the 5 corners and didn't put one on the inside nook. We wanted to be able to move around from side to side without a leg in the way.
I couldn't actually find a photo of this side wall before because we never really used it for anything. But this is our massive table that we used for cutting fabric.

And here are our desks completed! We ended up attaching our desks to each other so they don't move around. This tutorial took us forever to start and not long at all to execute. If you decide to make one of these desks with the 2' x 4' plywood, it's really only a matter of gathering the supplies and assembling them. If you liked this post and want to see more like it, please Pin the image below or share with your friends and family!

xo, Savannah
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The Easiest Bath Bomb Recipe!

I've been wanting to make bath bombs for a while now because I love a good bath bomb, but don't like the pricing of said bath bombs. We are talking $6-$9 a piece!! To me, that price tag just isn't worth it. Thank goodness you can make these on your own!
To make bath bombs, you'll need quite a few ingredients, but once you have them, you can make enough to last you for months.

You will need:
- 2 oz. Epsom Salt
- 2 oz. Citric Acid
- 2 oz. Corn Starch
- 1 1/4 tsp. Coconut Oil
- 4 oz. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Water
- Food Coloring
- Essential Oils
- Bath Bomb Mold
- A food scale to measure the ingredients
Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. I used a food scale to measure all the ingredients. It's faster and more accurate than using measuring cups.
Add all the wet ingredients into a vessel and microwave until the coconut oil is melted. This mixture will not combine completely, so just mix as much as you can. I used around 10 drops of essential oils, but you can use less of more. I found that 10 drops was pretty fragrant. Use as much food coloring as you'd like, but you don't need much!
This is the part that can get tricky and seem a little scary, but if you take it slow it will be fine! The trick is to pour a tiny amount of liquid at a time while also stirring the dry mix vigorously. This is demonstrated better in the video below. I also stir so vigorously that I lose some of the mixture in the process. The mixture does make a tiny fizzing noise and it's not a big deal! Just keep stirring.
Towards the end of stirring the mixtures together I just use my hand. When the mixture starts to clump together when squeezed, it's time for the next step!
Scoop the mixture into a bath bomb mold. Make sure both sides have heaping amounts in them. Pack it in with you fingers. Add more if needed. Then squish both sides of the bath bomb together. If there is extra mixture it will squish out and that is perfect.
I used this little brush to clean up the edge of the bath bomb. This is not necessary but it does make it look a little more professional. And then as soon as you have compacted the mixture it's time to take the molds back off. Very carefully remove the bath bomb and lay it on a paper towel to dry out for a day. They start drying out pretty quickly so you want to move fast.
Here's a little video of the process! Makes it a lot easier to understand how it works.
See how easy it is to make your own bath bombs? I experimented with multi-colored ones right after I made these reddish pink ones. I definitely will have another recipe for more fun looking bath bombs in the near future. I haven't decided what direction I will go with them so if you have an idea I'd love to hear it!

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xo, Savannah

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