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It’s back to school time, and HGTV is here to help you create that “big kid” desk just in time for the new school year. This custom, kid-sized desk, created by feature blogger/designer Brian Patrick Flynn, is easy to put together by using plywood and stair posts to create the frame. We’re thinking the more vibrant and colorful you paint it, the less they’ll complain about homework time (maybe). Plus, to keep the kiddos (and you) even more organized when schedules, report cards and forms start flying in the door, create this simple, playful clip-art rail.


Head over to HGTV.com for a complete materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions to create both the stair post kids’ desk and clip-art rails. Then, come back and share your completed (or in-process) projects with us in the comments below.

3 Responses

  1. anna@HGTV says:

    I must share this with my neighbors who need a desk for their son!

  2. [...] via: HGTV How-To: Create a Kids’ Desk + Clothespin Clip-Art Rail Category: Design Tags: ClipArt, Clothespin, Create, desk, HGTV, HowTo, Kids’, [...]

  3. elizabeth traub says:

    I just strung some cute red and white rope in my son's room, and found mini clothes pins for his artwork. I LOVE the yardstick idea and will do that in the next kid's room. Same idea, but a different look for each of my kids. Thanks for the idea.

Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com and co-editor-in-chief of Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, decor with a past, artisan cocktails,...


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