One option is to go with a secretary or computer hutch that will completely close when you aren't using it. The cons are that you still have the file cabinet to contend with and the furniture itself is often bulky and difficult to use.
Another option is to add a pretty skirt which would hide everything (except for the paper). If anyone has a solution for that, let me know. Erin's kitchen, so far, doesn't have a lot of fabric and this would be a nice way to add softness and contrast.
linen skirt. This could be done as an easy no sew project with some iron on adhesive and a tension bar between the desk legs on the three exposed sides. Or you could affix the fabric using Velcro adhesive.
this skirt found on Absolutely Beautiful Things. Ticking stripes are timeless and fit into just about any space.
Other options are to go with the more tailored look like this no-sew skirt made by Camila
this one found on The Newlywed Diaries.
Have you made a desk or table skirt? Do you have any tips or tutorials?
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