For a while now, well every since I tore the labrum in my hip, I have wanted a desk that allowed me to sit or stand depending on how my back and hip felt. I have one of those at work and it works wonders for reducing pain. I did hours of research on these desks and quickly realized two things. First, I could not afford the Pottery Barn version which I think is up to about $1100 now. Secondly, the easiest way to get the same look was to buy the expedits, furniture legs and tabletop from Ikea and build it muself, ie: have it done for me :-) . So...last weekend we were in Atlanta for a family reunion and I took the opportunity to go to Ikea and get the parts I needed for my desk. Well, it has been put together now and I worked at it for 4 or 5 hours today with no pain. WooHoo!!!!
I LOVE this desk. I followed the instructions on THIS blog. Be sure that you take the exact product listings with you when you get to Ikea (I didn't and we almost couldn't find the right table top!). Also, the guy who put it together for me said that the instructions were very easy to follow. Also, I didn't buy the baskets at Ikea. I was pushing my luck with DH hunting down the right tabletop, so I waited until I got home to look for them. I found perfectly sized ones at Target for significantly less than the ones at Ikea.
Here are a few shots of the rest of the room. I should have cleaned up, but I didn't. I was ready to get my scrap on! Here is a shot of my general embellishment storage.
And behind my desk is my paper/vinyl/book storage. I eventually plan to do expedit bookcases in this area also now that I have seen the quality of them.
These last two are of the table and overhead shelving that I use for my printer/silhouette and most used product/supplies.
Thanks for stopping by. Ok, now I am headed back up to look at my desk again.