Friday, January 20, 2012

Everything Starts Somewhere

In the overall scheme of things a new desk might not be the biggest news item for our family. But since I'm the one that handles all the family's paperwork, it's a really big deal to me. I've gotten along for years using just about anything with a flat surface for a desk - from the dining room table to putting a roll out tray inside a book cabinet. Desks are, after all, expensive, and if I can make do with something just as efficient I'm all for letting one's creativity go wild. But recently I've begun to feel cramped and disorganized by the piece of particle board over a file cabinet next to a cabinet where the printer, paper and incidentals are kept. As you can see, the setup is cramped and cluttered.
So off to the furniture store I go. My, I never dreamed there were so many kinds of desks! Flattops, rolltops, large ones big enough for an office suite of the most esteemed CEO, and ones small enough for a small child's bedroom. Styles, materials, finishes and colors galore. The store copied several color catalog pages of desks so I could bring them home and live with the pictures for a few days. Sort of like bringing home paint chips and taping them to the wall to see if one grows on you. After a day or two of measuring and imagining, I finally decided on this one. Of course, now the dining/living room which also serves as my home office will have to be repainted. Can't put a new desk against old paint. And then, with that room repainted, the adjoining room will start to look like it needs a fresh look....

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8 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

so how many ajoining rooms are now going to need repainting? That's funny a new desk inspires a whole new interior painting. Have fun .... BTW nice desk.

Delirious said...

My neighbor gave me a desk almost identical to yours. Right now it is cluttered because for a time I let my son use it. I haven't been able to get around to fully reclaiming it. My younger son has a desk in his room but it will have to go soon because his brother is returning from a mission, and we need to put a bed in that spot. Even though the desk is used, it is very nice, and i really don't want to get rid of it. But now i just need to find a place for it...

Carol............. said...

Kind of like "If You Give a Mous a Cookie"? LOL

Linda said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog so much, thanks for sharing your days. But I have to tell you, the picture of your goats in the sidebar gave me a momentary start...I perceived them for just an instant to be mounted heads on a plaque on the wall. Oh my, I was thinking there for a second that this blog isn't for me after all. Love your desk, and good luck with your painting projects!

JoyceP said...

Hi, Sandy -- How's the new desk working out? I love the style you chose.

Carol............. said...

Hey...put that desk to good use ASAP!
LOl

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LindaG said...

Wow! You went all out. Great old style desk. :o)

I was going to say your house sounds like ours, but not any more. ;o)

Congratulations! :o)