Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The perfect little desk

So I have been scoping Craigslist for weeks now looking for the perfect little desk for our living room. Just somewhere we can house the laptop, bills and important papers since our current work station is our sofa in the den. And I found it! And it's mine!

I love the size and the detail of the wood.  Wish it had a top to it as well, but I am excited to do some decorating with a new lamp and frames and find a fun chair to recover to use.  Could even possibly paint it down the road, but I love the look of wood so will probably leave this one alone.  Also have a guy coming Friday to give us a quote on putting built in's around the fireplace.  Of course the den needs new carpet and we definitely need to fence in the back, but built in's can't be tough (i.e. expensive), right? 

Do you hunt on CL ?  The seller said she had over 20 people contact her in just one day and I was the first one to say I'd buy it so it's all mine!  I promise to follow up with some photos of how it ends up at our house. 

Here are a few shots I found on Pinterest that are inspiring me.

secretary desk by stairway. After kids toys are gone
Pottery Barn of course.

Well contained, classy bar.  I would prefer two or three small pictures above, though, for more color and definition.
I never even thought of this possibility!!

Great post on home offices and finding pieces to fit your space. Little Green Notebook: Thinking about my home office
Can you say swank?

red mahogany stained secretary with claw feet and horizontal stripe curtains
This was an amazing re-do

English Study, small and cozy and liking the fact they used contemporary art
Love it all!

Barometer work lamp - found one just like this at Ikea! $29.99
And maybe a lamp like this one?

desk lamp designed by Jo Hammerborg in the 1960s for Fog & Morup - Denmark
or this one...

stay tuned!

all images found via Pinterest

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