This is Day 256 of the Green in 365 series!
By Renee from Joyful Mom, Contributing Writer
I’ll be honest – I love flipping through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalogue. I like looking at all the different rooms on the pages and imagining what I might do in those “perfect” spaces. Then one day it dawned on me that it wasn’t about the perfect spaces… it was everything in those pictures had a “home”. My desire wasn’t to have a perfect looking home – my vision is for organization.
I’ve wanted a desk for years! I have looked and looked but nothing spoke to me – until the day I walked into a furniture resale stored to support our local animal rescue. I fell in love, not with a kitten or a puppy, but this hutch. The cherry color, the curved glass, the size, not too big but not too small. I knew that this was the desk for me.
This is now the place that I do most of my writing, bill paying and keep organized. When I pull the top drawer out I have my planner open (it fits perfectly) and colored pens to stay organized. My laptop fits perfectly.
When I told the store owner what I was using it for, he asked me to show him how to convert other armoires into desks. It really is very easy – if your computer doesn’t fit on the first shelf, you can pull out the top drawer and turn it over (leaving a flat surface) or you can pull out the top drawer and create a mini shelf with a stack of books–a booster seat for your computer.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your stories about how you have used furniture in a new, funky way!
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Renee is a wife, mom of 4, writer, speaker, creative artist, joy-seeker, a student of life and a teacher of universal lessons. She writes about it all at Joyful Mom–in everything give thanks.
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