Hey all, i hope y'all are staying safe during these times. Down here in Louisiana, things are rough but i think things will soon be better.
As the title states, I, along with what seems like a lot of others, am being forced to do my school work from home. As a student, my budget for a desk was inexistent however, lucky for me, my girlfriends dad had one in storage that he was about throw away. It has served its purpose thus far but after these past few long days sitting with it, i have noticed a few things that id like to change for the better and have narrowed down what i can do to two options:
(1) I would like to fill in the grommet holes that are pictured below. I have searched online for grommet hole covers for the size of the hole, but they do not seem to exist. So im thinking i need to fill in the holes somehow, and have no idea how to even start.
(2) I would like to change the color of the desk to match the drawers in my room. I am not very handy so i cannot tell you what the finish is on the desk. What i can tell you is it is a slick surface, almost plastic feeling. I think maybe looking at the marks on the desk could help a more experienced eye determine what the finish i have is. If that is determinable, or if im just over thinking this, i do not know how to stain for finish the desk, although im sure a youtube search will sufficiently help me.
(3) I would like to instal wireless charging under neath the desk, or hidden if possible. I was thinking maybe the grommet holes would a good location? Im not to sure, but this is lagniappe and isn't really necessary.
Instead of attempting to fill the holes and paint the thing myself, i have looked into getting a desk top that is closer to color of my other furniture. I have landed upon this option at IKEA. However, this would require me to remove the desk from the stand it has which, again, i have no idea how to do. If yall have any other options or ideas via this route of things, just let me know.
All things considered, although i lack experience, i am willing to put in the work. Ideally, id like for the job to be as cheap as possible. Just let me know what yall would do in my situation. Thanks in advance, and find the dimension/ pictures of the desk below.
All measurements in inches
Desk Top: 48 wide x 27 deep x 1thick
Grommet Holes: 4.5 wide x 2.36 deep x 1 thick
Grommet Hole/ Close Up of Finish:
Grommet Hole Above View; It is completely open:
Desk Base/ Side view. I do not care if these holes are open:
Close Up Desk and Base Connection:
Underneath view of desk and grommet hole:
Screw that i have no clue what it holds; Can be seen in underneath view above:
Cabinet that i will try to match/ get close to:
Tools that i have available to me are pretty limited. Just assume that i have pretty basic machinery, but I can gain access to some stuff if needed.