I have been drooling over pinterest pictures of work spaces...of DIY desks and cool things made out of pallets- for ohhhhh months and months now. Finally my husband looked at me one day and said, "Case, just get something already...you need more space!" Gotta love a man that insists on buying things! :)
So...we made a list of all things necessary from the IKEA website...yes, IKEA won over my build a desk heart. Price alone could not beat IKEA...but function was a big factor too! We purchased a desk top and two separate storage units (a 5 drawer unit and the other a cubby of sorts) We built our own desk out of parts! Love it!
Can you see my outside view? Well, you really can't really see the view...but you can see my lovely windows and super green grass...I can peek on the kids in the backyard- see birds and butterflies in the am and even watch old kitty patrol the area. I love the location for natural light and all of the above reasons!
I have room for completed drawings to lay flat, random sized good drawing paper and pads, a whole drawer dedicated to pens and pencils of sorts...meaning I can find what I am looking for. And I even have a drawer for completed art blocks and mini paintings. They stay lovely and fresh until they find a new home! :)
Do you see way in the back corner...my old little desk. How did I ever manage??? I guess you make do with what ya got huh!
I am truly happy with my new work space! Thank you IKEA for making mix and match pieces to fit every need! No- it's not the cool re-purposed slab of worn wood I envisioned. It has no pipes or rustic knobs on it...but it works for me. It gives my family our dinning room table back and designates "Mommy's work area" which is great for a number of reasons!
I love it!!!