We have a small home office at the front of our house. It's a real thoroughfare as there is a door to the front entrance hall at one end of the room and a door to the garage at the other end. I have tried placing a desk in various positions over the years, but the place I prefer best is between the two north facing windows that look out onto our street.
There is only a small amount of wall between the windows and I didn't want to block them with a heavy desk. I searched eBay and found this desk for $150. More than I would normally pay but a similar one had sold for $300 so I took it.
I sanded it back, only to find that whilst the legs were solid timber, the top was laminate (yuk). Originally I had thought I'd keep the top timber and paint the legs, but after discovering the laminate, all white was the way to go.
I changed the brass drawer pulls for these decorative black ones from Recollections.
I was a little nervous about having a white desk top, and my friend Ivana suggested I get a piece of glass cut to sit on top. So I did.
The glass top protects the desk top and means I can put down cups and glasses without worry. My computer mouse doesn't like the glass top though.
A gardenia and Autumn Crocus from my garden.
The black framed pictures above the desk are of Castle Howard in Yorkshire.
So this is where I sit and write to you. I really like it. Now all I have to do is get a comfortable chair!
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