I’ve been clearing out my spare room this week, in anticipation of all the painting and repair work that I start next week (easter/spring break are going to be my work days!)
My biggest issue has been what to do with my desk. I currently have an old target computer desk that is on its last legs. I thought about painting it, but to be honest I just want to move on. I’m considering swapping my desktop computer for a laptop -we bought my best friend’s macbook, so I’m going to try it out for awhile. If I can ditch the extra hardware, that frees up a ton of room. My only concern was the mouse – I like a real one – but my husband pointed out that we have a cordless, so never mind that. Then I won’t have to have piece of furniture dedicated solely to the computer.
I have in mind something like this:
This is the Bedford project table from Pottery Barn, which can be yours for the low, low price of $1100 plus shipping. Seems like a lot to pay for something that is basically a few storage cubes topped with wood. I’m certain I can make my own for less. Then I can place it in the center of the room and use it as a combo desk and cutting station.
I found full plans for a knock-off here. I am reasonably certain I have the skills for this, and my Dad (an actual professional carpenter) will help me.
I would ultimately like a new corner sewing desk, so that I can make my serger and machine easily accessible, but I can wait on that. My current desk is an Ikea Malm, and it serves its purpose well.
Plans are shaping up – now I’m considering wall colors (I’m thinking a pastel? Something light and bright…)