Sunday, February 17, 2013

I have a desk again!

One of the things I lost in the move was my personal office space. Ever since November I've been working on my computer from a folding table in our bedroom. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to fix that situation but after living in the house for a bit we decided the best place would be the kitchen. There was a nice long wall there and that way the computer could be out in the open. I've been planning this for a while now and we finally were able to get the supplies this week. 

This was a 4'x8' board from Home Depot. I sanded, stained, and put a few coats of polyurethane on it. Then Peter cut it in half lengthwise and glued the two pieces on top of one another so it would be 2" thick. Then he cut a couple of holes for wires to run in the back and we had a desktop!

I bought these cubes from IKEA to set the board on top of and for storage. We assembled them and Peter secured the desktop to the wall and I now have an 8 foot long workspace. This is something anyone could do. So easy, so functional. Most important? It was cheap. The whole thing cost us about $150-- stain and everything.

I love it! And Peter gets big points for doing this for me before he leaves for California again tomorrow.


Sally said...

I LOVE your desk! It looks great!

Jay said...

I'm so happy you have a desk to use now!