His & Hers Writing Desks

Yippppeeeee!!! New desks!  Even though our original plans didn’t pan out, I am so much happier with our revised solution.  The living room is so much more open! :)

After much research, we decided to order these desks online from wayfair.com.  All of the other desks we saw were $200-$500 a piece so when I saw these cute writing desks for $122.99 a pop, it was a no-brainer!  Plus, I had a coupon code so I was able to knock off another 10%!  The website also didn’t charge tax or shipping so (drumroll please)…Two solid wood desks for $221.38! BOOM!

They were super easy to put together (just put on the legs and hutch) and fit PERFECTLY in the space.  I am pretty great with the measuring tape when I actually measure (unlike here)!  We have about a quarter inch on either side… snug as a rug!

We aren’t in love with the “honey pine” since it is a bit more orange-y than the rest of the light wood in the apartment but it is certainly tolerable for now (and considering we would have had to pay a million more dollars to get something in a preferred wood tone).  Someday we may go at them with a sander and some paint brushes but until then, our short-term plan is to add new hardware.  We also need to figure out the cord situation, readjust/change the art on the wall behind the desks (okay for those of you who recognize the current “art”…. here it is if you must), and get some new chairs since the ones in the picture are from the kitchen.


And lastly, for those of you who are counting: 2 new year’s resolutions down, 3 to go!

1. ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE! – Ok, so I do this every year but it is so important! When Walker moved in we found a place to put everything and have ignored it since. But in the next few weeks we will be getting a detached garage space (YIPPEE FINALLY!) and can stash some of our stuff in the extra storage. Sounds like a good excuse to do some weeding out of the excess and give us some breathing room.

2. CREATE A NEW DUAL WORKSPACE – Currently both of our computers are sitting on a desk I originally bought for myself that I Frankenstein-ed to accommodate both of us. However, there is no room to move or work… just barely enough room to click. So we have started some beginning plans on creating a new dual workspace that will actually meet our needs.

3. UPGRADE THE TUNES – We have been talking about getting a record player for the living room because we both LOVE listening to music. Walker even has a mini record collection started so we have some great stuff to listen to when we actually take the plunge. We anticipate a little extra space once we get the garage space and new desk so we hope to make it work sooner rather than later.

4. KITCHEN LOVE – The living room and bedroom have been slowly transformed to merge our styles since Walker moved in. However, with the exception of an additional calendar and some art, the kitchen looks exactly the same. I think he and I need to put our heads together and see what we want to do with this room.

5. BATHROOM SOS – Other than towels, curtains, and a bathmat, I have yet to do anything with the bathroom. This is the year to start!

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  1. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic

    March 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    The perfect workspace for 2! Such a sweet deal too.

    Were you on The Price is Right?

    • Erika

      March 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks! Yes I was! The link is in this post if you’d like to watch :)

  2. Brhea

    March 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

    First off, I love – they fit perfectly! Second, how cute is it that you two will get to work side by side!? Adorbs ;)

    • Erika

      March 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks! The best part is that we get to work side by side WITHOUT bumping elbows! I celebrated that by doing some sort of demented chicken dance last night while we were both working at the new desks! Yes, it was as horrifying as it sounds. ;)

  3. Shannon @ Bungalow960

    March 22, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I’m so jealous. My desk is so ghetto, I bought it at Walmart for $20 because I couldn’t decide on one. I want to get an old wooden one and refinish it, but who knows when that will happen. Congrats on your awesome looking office!

    • Erika

      March 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks! Haha you are so funny :)

      Yeah we still have a lot of work to do but this was a huge step in the right direction!

  4. Tracy M.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    The desks are so great! Thanks for the tip!! Just found you on Bungalow960, and I am so excited to read more! :)

    • Erika

      March 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Tracy and welcome! Your blog is so cute! I will definitely add you to my list of blogs to read :)

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