I’m not sure Finn would categorize this as a small change. Medium change perhaps. While I’ve been crazy at work this week finalizing end of school year details and working on an event, Finn used some of his time off to construct a desk for the office. I know, doesn’t the office already have a desk? Why yes, it does. But with Emmeth entering fifth grade and the small one entering home school (more on that another time) we needed a place for them to work and to house a family computer. I know, we have those console/desks in the living room. Somehow staring out the window while other kids are playing just wasn’t working for getting afternoon homework done. And I didn’t want a computer on display in the living room (or in front of a window visible from the street).
So we moved out the dresser set-up.
More on our plans for the dresser another time. I showed Finn this inspiration image, seen on designmom and he set to work constructing the desk. You can see variations on this idea on my office pinterest board as well.
A 70 x 15 piece of aspen board forms the desk, trimmed out with 1 x 2.
He attached a cleat on the wall to support the back of the desk.
Its painted the same color as the wall, in a semi-gloss instead of eggshell for wiping off the inevitable marks.
He still has to caulk, add cord holes/covers and one more layer of paint, which is why the top has yet to be arranged. As we plan to mount the computer monitor on the wall I’ll have to move the bulletin board as well. I’m not sure the chairs will stay either, I may switch them out for the stools we have in the living room. In the meantime, Roan thinks it makes a great nap spot.
The barn door hardware arrived yesterday, along with the rug and other items for Roan’s room. Should be an exciting week! Have a lovely weekend. The kids are now out of school and we’re planning some pool time and general relaxing. Poor Finn has to work though. See you next week.
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