For starters I showed my hubbie the desk I was visioning and luckily it didn't take much convincing!! Sooo, I was able to make a trip to Ikea to make the initial purchases. We first purchased two Expedit shelves along with the door and drawer inserts. We put the shelves on each side of our existing desk and this is how it lived for almost a year.
Originally, our office was upstairs in the guest room and then after some long hard thinking we decided to move it downstairs. There was only one problem with this decision...it was the home of our dining room. As much as I loved my dining room, we realized it was the most unused room in our home.
So I listed our dining room set on craigslist and much to my delight it sold and has now found a new home! We were able to use some of that money to purchase the other pieces that we used in our command center and to organize my scrapbook supplies.
The original plan was to deconstruct the desk and keep the table top, but the main problem/concern was how heavy the table top actually was and how to install this bad boy. So we decided to purchase a simple table and we found the perfect one at Ikea.
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We also decided to purchase a shelf to go between the Expedit shelves. Then while on one of my numerous trips to Ikea, I saw something cool in the kitchen area. It was a rod that had two buckets hanging from it and they had utensils in them. It got me to thinking we could put that over the desk and put our writing utensils in them...genius I know :) As ashamed as I am to show you the current state of our office desk...here it is in all its glory!!
Here is the budget breakdown of our desk:
- Expedit Shelves (2): $120
- Doors (4): $60
- Drawers (2): $40
- Floating Shelf: $25
- Table: $75
- Rail & Buckets: $30
- Hooks (for the buckets): $6
- knobs for the doors and drawers
- plexi-glass for the table top
- paint the lower half of the room...not sure what color yet though :)
The current mission is to get this desk organized, organized, organized!! We have been working on doing just this...slow and steady wins the race right??
With much love,