How to Recycle Your Home Office Desk for Free


More often than not, I like to make some changes in my home, whether it involves changing colour scheme, a piece of furniture or room layout. This ‘hobby’ can get quite expensive if you are not careful, so I always look for ways to update my home interior without spending too much. It satisfies my creativity and I welcome any DIY opportunity that comes my way.

If this sounds like you, read on….



Few months ago, I decided to change my desk as I thought I needed more space and the one I had was too compact and dysfunctional. I managed to sell it on Facebook marketplace for £15 within 24 hours. I then found a free, much bigger desk being sold not far from where I live. I have to be honest, I didn’t have high expectations, but as you can see below, it turned out to be quite a bargain. 



When I picked up this free desk, it was a bit wobbly but tightening few screws and fitting a couple of metal plates made it very sturdy again. This is how it looked originally, medium wood colour all over with some scratched surface on top:

Free desk for recycling
I had some white leftover paint from painting my skirting boards so I used it to paint legs and drawers of my new (old) desk. The result was really nice, however, as I desperately needed some drawers to keep my paperwork and stationary nice and tidy, I started searching for some. I found this little chest – perfect for some upgrade! It was completely free, and as I had £15 from selling my old desk, I invested in some new handles (£5.99). 


Chest of drawers


Finally, one trip to B&M for some self adhesive oak effect vinyl (£6.99) to wrap the top of the desk and drawers. I was quite impressed with the final product. Trendy looking and with enough storage space to keep my paperwork and stationary tidy.
As you can see,  a room makeover doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes recycling of old furniture and putting your own stamp on it does the trick. It worked for me!


All the best,
Miss De Clutter
Professional Organiser
Owner of Home Declutterers

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