This weekend I told my husband that I would like to put a desk in our third bedroom to use for crafting, instead of constantly cluttering the dining room table or working on the living room floor. I've mentioned this previously but got a bad look and the suggestion of taking over the basement, instead (Yay! Who doesn't love being in a dark NOT refinished basement?). So, I continued to make the living room and dining room my own personal craft studio, and I don't think it has bothered my husband, but it started to drive me nuts, so I spoke up, again. And it worked.
We bought me a simple white desk from Ikea that has a sliding side table. The space is everything I've wanted and it has already started to inspire me. My only issue is that there isn't enough storage to allow me to make it look Martha Stewart-worthy, but I'm working on that. I've relegated myself to the thought that I may have to store some things in the big, bad basement, but that isn't the end of the world, especially since I have a really cool book shelf and a cabinet with glass doors already down there, which were purchased in anticipation of me taking the unchartered territory of the basement by storm.
I'd like to hang a simple shelf above the desk, but I thought I should give myself some time to figure out how I will actually use the space... I'll post pictures of my little haven once I've gotten to that point. For now, I will just share my first creation made on the new desk. I'm crazy about the fun little collage magnets that I've seen on Pinterest, so I made one of my own. It was a simple little Sunday night project that I could easily start and complete, and didn't keep me up until two in the morning.
One thing I should probably mention is that the dog sleeps in this room each night (better for him to have his own bed than to sleep in mine, he likes to spoon), so I have to share it with him...and unlike my husband, I think he's a little more particular about keeping things neat and in order. Maybe I should have married the dog.