Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Desk for ME!

At last! As of last night, I have a desk! Happy Happy Me :o)

What do you think?

 These last 14 months are the only time I've not had my own desk space in (brain ticking....) over 23 years!!! As you can imagine, I've really missed it. And now we live in a shoe box and have added 4 children there is not much space at all and I'd all but given up on it.

There was a corner of the kitchen that had the old desktop PC which is 'going somewhere other than continuing it's life with us' and I'd laid claim to that spot for my sewing machine. No, I am not what you could call a sewer by any stretch of the imagination but I want to learn and sew more.

We went to Ikea on the weekend and I had to wait for Pete and the kids for a few minutes and ended up drooling over the desk section. And would you know it? One spoke to me!!! It was saying "Pick me pick me, I can do the job!". Pete didn't take much persuading, and voila! I have a desk. No space for my sewing machine to be left out all the time, but hey, I have a desk :o) and I will learn to get the machine out from time to time. Now there will even be space on the dining table for it because my desk stuff won't be taking up one end of the table *blush*

You think it won't look so clean for long?

Wrong thankfully - the special lid means the desk surface is hidden whenever needed, how cool is that?

This is what it really looks like when in use!

Similar to the school desk I had in grade 4 with a container under the lid but different because the front of the space underneath also lifts up. It's the storage space that is the desk surface.

The inside of the lid has pockets and is a pinboard!! There will be menu plans etc there before the week is out When I want visual peace in the room - very important in a tiny house - I can just close the lid!

I. Have. A. Desk.



  1. ooo I love the idea of a hide away desk! I love to sew and have a lovely Horn's sewing desk that all folds away to a small cupboard but it never gets folded away haha. This looks great!

  2. Yippee!! Very nice and yes sewing, lots of fun!! Maybe one day I will do a post on my sewing area!

  3. oh wow! this is so good! alas our dining table and kitchen bench is my desk for now (mostly) though I do have one small computer desk as well, so don't blush about using your dining table:) we also live in a tiny place!

  4. The folding lid is a neat idea! Glad you have your own space again!