This is the third time that I’ve tackled our office. It’s getting old. Lately I’ve been all about maximizing what little space we have in our little apartment, and the office was definitely next on my list. Here were the first and second arrangements:
My issues with the first set were pretty much everything. The desk was too small, the table kept getting covered in stuff, and everything was on the floor. The second arrangement was actually a lot better, but over time I found that the table was wayyyy too skinny for me, and the shelves were getting filled with unnecessary stuff. However, I liked having a bookshelf in the room for the file boxes and binders that we have, so I definitely wanted to keep at least one.
Here’s the other issue with the room: this is what the other side looks like:
Yeah. Not a lot of wiggle space. None of that stuff was going to be moving, so I needed to work around it. I also had this awesome system going in the closet:
So basically, I had some organization going into the whole project. What I wanted was a little more storage, some shelving and a big, plain desk. Oh, and I didn’t want to spend over $50. For a new renovation. With limited space. I like a challenge.
I checked around Pinterest and found a few corner desks that I loved:
And I knew that a corner desk would be PERFECT, but when I told the Fireman what I was thinking of, he put his foot down and told me that I needed to use what we already had. SO.
Here is a terrible picture of a piece of furniture we had that the Fireman actually bought me for Christmas a few years ago. Yeah, I’m that person that asks for FURNITURE FOR CHRISTMAS. Also, here’s my AARP subscription. This piece is in addition to two bookshelves, a console table, and a desk that are floating around (aka in the living room). Basically, I had a ton of furniture to maneuver with.
So. I’ll be back Wednesday with a few more things, including a homemade desk and why I should probably wear gloves when using tools.