1 Hack, 2 ways: Learning center vs Vanity station
This might be a good option for parents setting up a learning center at home. If you are short on space, this setup is slim but still deep enough to be a good laptop desk. It also has ample shelving for books and stationery.
And if you have younger kids, set the desk on the second shelf (from the bottom) rather than the third.
Now if you have young children, you might want to use a bracket or two and anchor the shelf units to a wall.
My daughter also use it as a makeup vanity station.
MOLGER shelf unit | Buy on IKEA.com
- 1 wood stair tread – I used pine (about $12)
- 2 pieces of 1 by 2’s that are 14 1/2 inches long
- 6 wood screws
- Drill / Screw Driver
Learning Center and Vanity Station hack
Assemble the MOLGER shelf units and place them where you want your learning center to be. The distance between the two shelf units should be slightly less than the length of the stair tread (48″).
Lay the stair tread between the two shelves.
Use three screws to attach each 1 x 2 wood batten to attach stair tread to shelves. Do this on both sides. You are done!
Instead of the mirror, you can hang a pegboard like the SKÅDIS or a magnetic dry erase board. Since it is a DIY, you can customize it anyway you want. I just wanted to make a super simple project, that didn’t require a lot of tools or time for people.
And this is how I style it for my daughter to use it as a vanity station.
It’s very easy but if you need it, here’s a quick assembly video.
See the complete tutorial here.
~ by Stacy Davis