Many, many years ago (10!) I bought this desk. Steve and I had just moved in together and I needed something for the computer. Something small and not very computer-station-like (which is what all small desks were back then). It was hardly attractive, but the price was and it did the job. Over the years it’s been destined for the council clean-out pile every single time but always ends up staying. Steve used it as his desk until he took over Zak and Layla’s old room and nicked my old console because my plan was to buy this desk. But could I? No, because they had none for months. So I used this one temporarily and then decided I’d just tighten the screws, spruce it up with a paint job, wallpaper the pull-out tray and make a curtain to hide the hard-drive shelf. And here is how it turned out.
And I’m rather pleased. It’s not hideous now! And I managed to combine a few of my fave things: white paint, wallpaper scraps and black and white ticking fabric.
I love that I can’t see the hard drive – that bugs me about all desks – they don’t often have somewhere to put the computer! And I also love that it deters little Layla fingers from pressing the on/off button while I’m using it!
And so, I still have shelves to install above and a filing cabinet to buy for beside it for the printer and the thousands of pieces of paperwork that won’t fit next to the harddrive, but for now it’s clean, tidy and useable, which is always a good thing.
I managed to save pieces of Layla’s dresser’s scraps to re-create the wallpaper patchwork on the pull-out tray – I’ll show you how to DIY in tomorrow’s project tuesday.
Until tomorrow… x