Justin teased you a bit with the computer desk plans last week, I hope you are as excited to see the final, as I am to show it to you! (cuz technically we built this desk before we got pregnant with Lydia…so 18 months ago… I know, I am such a slow blogger! But it is life, so ya know sometimes I have to roll with the punches… not yet a pro at this whole life, mommy, blogger thing, and I am okay with that)
Okay, well, this post is not going to have a ton of talk, but I did want to share a thing or two that we learned, or that we'd do differently next time.
I used a polycrylic (water based polurethane) on this desk… it is already pealing. I am not sure what happened, I waited the required times between staining and adding coats, SO frustrating! But I would probably go with oil based next time, (or when it drives me so crazy that I strip the top and re-stain and paint it)
Lamps $29.00 Garden Ridge
Lamp Shades Target $13.95
Pear painting is my Melissa Riker
Ingolf chairs from Ikea 59.99 a piece
Chair pads from Garden Ridge $12.99
Ikea shelves (from about 6 years ago)
Other misc stuff collected over time (if you must know about a specific thing, ask away, I will tell you if I can remember just let me know)
The computers I really love. When we started to get pretty busy with the blog, I decided it was time to retire the free 10 year old computer we had from Justin's old work. I didn't want a laptop ( we already had one), but I also didn't want the tower, so these computers are sorta awesome for the fact that the screen is the computer. (p.s we got a HUGE deal on these buy buying the refurbished with a coupon…sand saved about $650 on each)
Hang loose people…( cuz sometime ya just gotta pose like an idiot when someone takes is taking a picture of you!)
Overall, I like it but we still have some changes I want to make to the office. The wall shelves are left over from the bedroom that used to be in this space. I'd like to do something different there. I got the little shelf unit for 10 buckaroos from my friend Craig S List. I want to update it, but I am not sure what that is going to entail- I like how unique it is now… so we will see when and how I change it AND when and if I get to done ever…!
Also we are planning on building this little shelf unit to put on the desk. The computers would sit on it, and it will hold (& hide) junk that collects on the computer desk (that magically disappeared when we took the pictures!) It will look like this below. (Stay tuned for those plans someday)
What do you think?
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See what others have built with the plans:
Summer built a kid-sized version of our desk! More details here.