If you remember this post from a while ago, you’ll know that I’ve been jonesing for my own desk/office/workspace for a while now. Being on a micro-mini budget, I couldn’t bring myself to cough up the 80-someodd bucks to get that adorable desk from Ikea, so I’ve been watching Freecycle and Craigslist vigilantly for a good freebie to rescue. And to my great surprise and pleasure, my sweet husband found one for me, courtesy of the Curbside Boutique! YAY! (And yes, the Curbside Boutique is a euphemism for… the side of the road.)
I found myself thinking of it as “a magical workspace from a beautiful place where dreams come true.” Of course, I was really tired at the time, so I’ll just chalk that up to a happy, sleep-deprived delirium. Anyway.
Now, I can finally say goodbye to this… thing:
Sure, it looks like what my sixth-grade teacher had, and we had to take the door off its hinges to get it into the apartment, and now I’ve got a mountain of stuff and a shoe-containment unit to relocate and assign/create new homes for, and it took three hours of serious living-room-tetris-ing in the dead of night to get it in, but STILL. I have my very own 12-1/2-square-foot workspace! *And* we were able to put it in the front room so I can be near the kids and not squirrelled away in my bedroom. Plus, the darn thing is made of stainless steel so it will survive the abuse that is belonging to me.
Add a comfy office chair, and VOILA.
What do you think? What should the first project completed on its surface be? The real question: how to keep its surface from becoming a clutter mecca? Sounds like some organizing projects are coming my way. Wish me luck!