I have been stalking Pinterest for months looking for the perfect desk for my new office space. At first, I wanted a white lacquered desk with chrome legs. I was dreaming of a modern sleek style. I love the Jonathan Adler Desk pictured here from Wayfair.
Then I started looking for a white desk with gold legs or gold accents. I found this one at Pottery Barn Teen.
I really like both of these options but did not want to spend that kind of money. Then I started searching Ikea and found this IKEA hack by Just Bella. I thought this was fabulous. It was just what I was looking for and IKEA prices are the best.
I adore the sleek desktop and the gorgeous gold legs. It was just what I wanted. It would be perfect! Then my husband asked, “Do we really need to buy another desk?” I was thinking no, we really don’t need to buy a new desk but oh how I wanted a sleek new desk. My husband suggested we use something we already own. Perhaps, I could use one of the desks we have in the basement. The only two desks
we have in the basement are old, dark antique desks. The complete opposite of what I had been dreaming about…white, lacquered, sleek, modern, and with gold legs.
So this is the desk I am going to be revamping for my office. The desk I have despised because it was so dark and depressing (using Gman’s words).
Yep, I know what you are thinking. The same thing I was thinking… this is not sleek, white nor modern. This is not what I had in mind when I dreamed about my office but the more I looked at it, the more it started to grow on me, just a bit.
O.K. so it was not my first choice but I think I can work with this.
I am really beginning to love the details that were hidden beneath the layers of dark stain.
I started sanding and the details really began to pop.
So, while it may not be the sleek modern desk I was dreaming of I think this desk has lots of character and I am excited to make it mine!
Until next time…