The couch is like a vortex. Once you sit on it it's hard to get off it. I know to be more productive I had to stop doing this. Like Now. Previously I had been using the desk in the craft room but that room is where I reupholster furniture so the desk is always covered with fabric, batting, foam, sewing machine...etc. I decided I needed a different space dedicated to only computer work.
The space I chose is located in the dining room next to the pellet stove where that black armoire was. To the left is the opening to the living room. The black armoire was full of random decor items. I cleaned that out and moved it to our bedroom. Next up, I needed a desk. I really wanted to build something but I knew that would not happen quick enough so I decided to find something that would work for now. A couple days later I stumbled onto this farm table at Abundance Vintage where I have my space. It spoke to me.
I loved the chippy paint, quirky drawers and the rusty pulls. The color is a Heather Gray so it has a purplish hue to it but it's still gray.
I only have a small lap top. (Pleae don't pull my blogger card) I intend to upgrade but I cant decide on whether I should get a desktop or a bigger laptop. (ya know cause I like sitting on the couch with my laptop) For now I have a monitor that sits on my desk that I hook to my laptop. I also have a separate keyboard that I plug in when I type up blog posts. Most the time it sits in the drawer.
I modified the drawer a bit to make it work. It's temporary so I can put it back to normal later if I want.
The bread boards work great for a keyboard tray.
The basket I found for a couple bucks at a thrift store. I spray painted it white.
It is the perfect size for one of those plastic file boxes you can buy at Walmart. I keep things filed in there until I feel like dealing with them.
And here's what it actually looks like most days. Coffee Mug, laptop hooked to monitor, iPhone plugged into speakers playing tunes, and last but not least my mouse pad with a picture of my sister-in-laws family on it. She thought I'd never use it but I do! I still have to go upstairs to the craft room for the printer and fax but I really don't print that often.
Right around the time I made the changes I read a Blog post titled How to Survive a Home Office by Donna at An Anglo in Quebec. She gives some great advice so I thought I'd share it. I just adore her and her blog and it was just the reminder I needed to start fresh and get back on track.
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