Starting my blog in style

This is my very first blog post:

Interesting concept, writing anything you want and posting it on the Internet. 

As you're reading through this post please pay attention to the bold blue links that will take you to more information and the products I used for this project. Also the READ MORE sections will take you to related Homeroad projects. 

I have to admit, I knew little or nothing about blogs until just recently. 

Now I'm hooked! I could spend hours pouring over every creative, decorating and family blog I can find. 

The only logical thing to do now is to give it a shot myself. 

So, here goes nothing.... My very first blog post!

I'm beginning by remembering a Mom Cave post and contest I entered last week. It got me thinking.... 

I love to decorate and I'm always creating something new or changing something old into something new in my own house.


What could I do to improve the look of the plain old desk I want to use to do my blogging? After all, it needs to be comfortable, and it needs to be stylish.

After pouring over the latest Pottery Barn catalog (an inspiration for many of my do-it-yourself creations) I decided to use the top from my Grandmother's old hutch as a top for my desk. 


I used a black table top and one sawhorse leg from Ikea. Next I used an antique file cabinet underneath the other side, filling the hutch with accessories and seasonal decorations... 


Instant beautiful desk! 

Isn't it great how you can put together things from around your house (or from the thrift store) and come up with something right out of a magazine?


Now I'm ready to blog! 

I hope you will enjoy what you see and come back for more! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Very nice blog! Love the cozy home spun looks. I'm not technically savvy, so i hope you get this comment.

  2. that desk was certainly pieced together beautifully- the overall effect is lovely!

  3. This is brilliant! My fiance just did the SAME thing with the Ikea desk, and recording equipment in his studio. Love this idea!

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