I am being so good! I am posting another office update in less than three weeks’ time!
When last I left you, this is what we were living with in our “office”…
…and we lived with it for a few weeks, waiting for our desk to be completed.
And for a reminder, this was the inspiration photo for our desk:
Oh, it was a happy day when the first pieces arrived! Due to some scratched paint, it took a while for everything to be delivered. This piece is the right-side base cabinet. You can see the decorative venting material on the left side that lets our computer breathe.
Next a beautiful 6-foot maple desk top was installed…
We used a temporary cleat to hold the bridge up…
That was my idea, and I’m very proud of it
It’s coming together!
Oh, it’s so pretty. Even with wires and all (it took another day or so to drill the cord grommets we needed in the desk top).
I love how the bridge is slightly shallower than the shelves on either side. It gives an interesting depth, but it was murder to cut the crown molding! Glad I wasn’t the one doing it!
And I stood back and looked at the blue…the yellow…the white….
…and I didn’t like it.
Originally the back of the bookshelves was supposed to be the same light blue as is on the walls, but I chickened out after living with the light blue for a few weeks, and had them painted all white. I just wasn’t feelin’ the love.
My younger sister was over the night after it was installed, and I made her help me “decorate” the shelves for
a couple of hours a little while to see if I would like it better….
…and it helped, but not enough. (No, I didn’t want to drive a nail in my newly painted wall…we were “just playing” with a few things.)
I finally decided: something about the blue, the yellow, and the white…reminded me of a baby’s room.
Not the look I was hoping for.
What’s a girl to do??
Nothing a little MORE paint can’t fix!
…to be continued…
(please forgive the cell phone pictures! I’ll do better…later)
Desk unit built by Wilson’s Custom Carpentry, serving the Seattle area.