Sunday, August 22, 2010

Den/office furniture spree, plus flowers

Yesterday, we went looking for a proper desk to replace my old L-shaped, spindly, dorm-style desk, separate rolling taboret (which holds all the desk junk that ought to go in desk drawers), and separate filing cabinet. I've been looking online for quite a while, having decided that it's time for a "grown-up" desk, but either the quality was crap, or they're too expensive, or they have hardly any storage. (A desk with one or two drawers, sheesh.... I ask you, how does that make sense?) We dutifully looked at actual furniture stores, which are all very proud of their wares, and finally settled on a desk and cabinets from Office Max, to wit:
+ (x 2) =grown-up,
 big-girl-pants 
home office
I like 'em. They're more modern than the Craftsman/Mission/Shaker style I was originally looking for, but I like the simple style of this set, and the color (espresso), which looks really good with the Almond Toast paint in the den. And it so happened that the store was having a 20% off special, so the total cost was less than we figured. And the desk has plenty of useful drawers. The cabinets, called library bases, each have an adjustable shelf behind the door. All three office pieces should arrive sometime this week.

Having taken care of my office area, we decided we might as well finish the rest of the den, so now a proper TV stand (with room to store my old records--yes, the vinyl kind) and large media storage cabinet are on their way, along with a sofa table for behind (what else?) the sofa, so I can put a reading lamp there. That furniture is also espresso. The introduction of a sofa table necessitated moving out a chest that had been taking up that space temporarily; it now resides in Sister A's closet, being very handy. And while we were in her closet, she decided to go through her dressy clothes and hats that she has noplace to wear anymore and cut a lot of stuff out for our favorite thrift store.

Speaking of donations, there will be a few pieces of furniture for the Salvation Army to pick up after we're done fooling with the den.

And after we have all the furniture in place, we can finally put up pictures and a clock, and that'll finish the room off.

Well, except for replacing the old fake oak bookshelves with new espresso-colored (but probably also fake wood) shelves. The "golden oak" color totally pukes against the light brown walls. But that's a later project. We need to get the patio cover built next.

Sister A. was not left out of the home-improvement jag--she got a new office chair! This is the first new piece of furniture she's bought for herself since 1981. Yeah, I think she's due. That's Sammi on her monitor, of course. I have Minnie on mine.  :)  I have no idea why that yellow wall color always turns out peachy in photos!

And, finally, here's one of our young crape myrtles, a Red Rocket, doing very well.

1 comment:

curtisgarett said...

This style of furniture often looks very basic.now a days everyone wants a latest design furniture.and I think it is very old design.
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