I've changed my desk space... again.
The wood shelf was not working and I have been thinking of finding a hutch or something similar to use in that spot. But would a hutch be exactly what I need? I wouldn't want to invest in one only to find I didn't really like using it.
Then I realized I had an easy to move piece that would let me try out the hutch idea before buying one - my metal etagere! It's shaped similar to a hutch with deep shelves at the bottom and smaller up top. The height of the main shelf is a little lower than a hutch would be, but it's close enough for me to use it as a test piece.
The picture below shows everything taken apart. This is the stage where I always wonder, "What have I done?"
It was all worth it. The whole area has a cleaner look and it functions better. I still don't have the perfect containers or a pretty to look at space, but I'm a step closer.
I love how everything I need is within arms reach.
There is a small rolling shelf just to the right of the etagere. I found it for 2 bucks at a yard sale this weekend. When it's time to do my husbands bookkeeping, I can roll it to my left. I need to use it for a bit to see if I truly like it. If I decide it's a keeper, I'll probably paint it.
Oh, and I think I have decided what I want to use for my desk - a vintage formica table! How fun would that be?
They can be be pretty pricey, but I sure do love them.
You can actually buy the vintage look Formica now. I considered using the lime green in my kitchen, but lost my nerve. But a bright red formica table as my desk - mmmmmm... perfect. I'd better start saving!
Here are more posts about my journey in setting up an ideal desk space:
Part 3 - how the space looks