Thursday, January 14, 2010

Office Progress

We got a desk!

Here was the old one we had in the room:

I don't have a true before picture of it in use (this one is from our craigslist listing), but here it is. This desk was huge, and I mean HUGE. At about 6' long, 3' deep and 5' tall (seriously, it took up about as much floor space as a twin bed), it had tons of storage space, but it just took up too much space in the room we wanted to be more multipurpose.

And we truly didn't need all that space anymore. In the past few years, we both replaced our desktop computers with laptops. (And plan to remain "laptop people" in the future) And during my Fresh Start week, we reduced the amount of boxes of "stuff" in the desk from six to two.

So we were looking for something compact, yet still had some storage space and under $100. We searched Ikea, furniture stores, and scoured craigslist, but we were mostly finding large executive style set-ups that were way more than we wanted to spend or had room for. We found a few smaller, more budget-friendly options, but they were mostly just a table with a small drawer. We still needed some space!

And then we were in the furniture section of Staples and found this for only $60. It's compact, fits perfectly in the room and still has a good amount of storage. No, it's not gorgeous, nor does it go with my aqua, red, brown, and white I have going on in there, but it gets the job done. It's also small enough to fit in a nook in the media room should that room ever hypothetically need to be turned into a nursey. Hypothetically.

Well, here it is:

I realized this photo doesn't show the placement in the room at all, but it is in the corner to the left of the door. We're planning on putting a shelf above the wall adjacent to the door as well, so we have just a bit more room.

*Disclaimer- this is totally a BEFORE picture! It will definitely look a lot better in the near future!

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