In an attempt to overcome the impossible, I am posting about the same thing, twice in a row. I first mentioned my plans for the office last October, and then I mentioned that I had started working on it last week. I usually get sidetracked by a million other things in the house, but I am determined to get this office done in a timely manner. Here's a picture of what it looked like, last time I left you:
In the mood board that I created for the room, I included a trestle desk. I knew that I really wanted this look (and maybe something lighter?), but I wasn't sure where I could find it on a budget. Enter: IKEA.
I bought this table top:
and a pair of these trestle legs:
And for a whopping $55, I had myself a trestle desk in a nice white lacquered finish.
I put the legs together, and channeled my inner Beyonce by sending my Husband this text:
After I finished shaking my hips and whipping my hair back and forth (all while looking like this, I'm sure), I gave the legs a nice coat of metallic gold, and BOOM. Here she is:
I have really been craving that shiny, lacquered look recently.
I pushed the desk up in front of the window so it's nice and bright. And with the hope of warmer weather around the corner, I'm hoping I can sit here with the windows open soon!
I love how the gold legs really give the desk a luxe, more expensive look.
I'm so in love with how it looks! Now on to hiding those pesky cords...
What's on my desktop, you might ask? Oh, just an over-sized foo dog from TJ Maxx, coffee in an Anthro mug, my cell phone, and a note pad for doodling.
I snagged a pair of hammered chrome candle holders at Z Gallerie back in the day...and I just found out that they make great coasters!
I could put one of these lucite trays from The Container Store in every room. This one holds my bracelets and watch (that I inevitably take off when I start typing), a candle, and some pretty notecards.
I snagged this light at HomeGoods for $10. I'm thinking of painting it gold, or black with gold leafing inside the shade. I'll keep you posted once I decide!
I'm still trying to decide on a desk chair. The bamboo chairs that you saw in the last post were a Habitat ReStore find, but need to be painted and reupholstered.
So not bad for $55, plus some spray paint! I'm in love with it, and I'm so excited about how the office is coming along!
Next up: an unconventional curtain rod & some Cynthia Rowley curtain panels.
I'm participating in the
project inspired by THIS pin!
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