Many years ago we bought this desk at IKEA. It fit our space and that was our single requirement. It stuck out a few inches from the alcove but that wasn’t really a big deal to us. After a few bumped heads on the corner of the desk the issue became one that needed a resolution. You can see the wear that the surface was showing - not pretty!
After taking the desk apart, we used the table saw to take off a few inches.
I taped up the table and spray painted it with Metallic Bronze paint. I even added a decorative corner.
Here it is looking much nicer than it did before. A relatively easy fix for what used to by an eyesore in our family room.
I am really enjoying the look of my “new” desk. It really fits in well in our room – especially with our new floors!