Lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign

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Not much room for a desk? Perhaps this little lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign complete with framed bulletin board will fit! Great for tight spaces. Signs made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #chalkboard #rustic

I think I’m going to call this lidded crate my lucky lidded crate. It’s come in so handy and useful for so many projects over the years! And apparently, counting.

You may remember it as part of a storage wall gallery.

Then it became a garden-themed entry desk.

And today… it’s a full fledged mini office… bulletin board style!

Well, this little office setup was SO fun to create. A smaller bulletin board I had on hand helped to seal the deal making this office station compact enough to fit pretty much anywhere you need a desk of sorts.

So, let’s walk through the steps, then check out more pretty pictures!

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Here’s how the little crate started. I got it from my brother’s garage sale.

I think my brother needs to have more garage sales.

Painting a lidded crate with Fusion Mineral Paint's Casement (white) for a crate desktop.

It was coated out in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement, which is their whitest white.

Then this last round, it was also painted white inside, as well as using the small OFFICE stencil.

Not much room for a desktop? Perhaps this little lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign complete with framed bulletin board will fit! Great for tight spaces. Signs made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #chalkboard #rustic

The intended accessories were first positioned into place, then Office was stenciled in Coal Black.

You can learn how to stencil HERE

The design fit so perfectly, you’d think that stencil was made for that very crate! And talk about a cheater sign…

Rusty junk hinges and twine were added as a means to hold the lid up.

The crate was then screwed to the wall at a proper desk height.

Attaching a painted bulletin board to the wall, and framing it with reclaimed wood

A small 24 x 36″ bulletin board was painted in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black, then was propped on top of the crate, attaching it to the wall.

The paint is durable enough to withstand chalk erasing. Works great!

Reclaimed wood planks were then cut to size, and added around the bulletin board secured with screws to create a rustic frame.

Not much room for a desk? Perhaps this little lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign complete with framed bulletin board will fit! Great for tight spaces. Signs made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #chalkboard #rustic

The frame got super quirky when I found an already cut arrow tip… works for me! That’s what happens when you are too lazy to walk out to the saw in the workshop.

The frame was attached with screws to the bulletin board.

Screws were then added to the wood frame to act as hooks for hanging office supplies and a wreath.

And finally, an open sign was created on scrap wood, hung from pipes!

Reclaimed wood Open sign hung from pipe fittings. Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #pipes #industrial #rustic

So quirky, but it worked so well!

Installs don’t get much easier than screwing a few 1/2″ pipe fittings together.

Open, Closed, Flourish is a 3-piece stencil set, designed to mix and match with Office. By Funky Junk Interiors

Open is part of the Open / Closed / Flourish 3-piece stencil kit you can find HERE.

Open Closed Flourish Office Mix & Match Variations | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

It is designed to mix & match with Office, to create loads of fun variations!

Doesn’t that flourish have an old world look about it? It feels like it should be gold leafed onto an old glass storefront door.Reclaimed wood Open sign hung from pipe fittings. Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #pipes #industrial #rustic

Open was positioned on an angle, as if hand written.

Not much room for a desk? Perhaps this little lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign complete with framed bulletin board will fit! Great for tight spaces. Signs made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #chalkboard #rustic

Looks as if this mini office is apparently open for business!

Not much room for a desk? Perhaps this little lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign complete with framed bulletin board will fit! Great for tight spaces. Signs made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint. #funkyjunkinteriors #oldsignstencils #fusionmineralpaint #office #chalkboard #rustic

Sounds like a great excuse to scroll a few feeds on the ‘ol phone… 

What do you think of this little compact office idea? Where would you use it?
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