Bring an industrial chic look to your home office with a desk made from metal sawhorses, the support of choice in workshops and garages. After you prime them with a rust-inhibiting primer, paint them any color of your choosing, such as this bold cerulean blue. Add a shelf cut from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) for extra storage. Top the sawhorses with a desk custom-made from MDF, or simply span the pair with a salvaged or new home-center door.
Editor's Tip: Hold a magnet up to the sawhorses. If it sticks, you'll have extra note-keeping function built-in.