Formerly known as guest bedroom. The room was completed last weekend and is now being utilized as designed.
So the first thing was finding a chair for the desk. I had a desk planned out – moderately cheap Ikea – and wanted a decent chair. I ended up with this one, which seems more and more of an oddity the more I consider it.
All of the furniture was moved out to the garage for planned pickup by Salvation Army. And then I had to get the desk from Ikea. I was comparing the desk options to what I already had in my main office and the desk top I wanted was a little smaller than my existing one. That memory is important and led to my first mistake.
At Ikea, I was just trying to be quick about the purchase and after finding out where the items were found in the warehouse, I went and grabbed the pieces. The desk top was 55″, which is smaller than my desk, which is 63″. I also bought the coordinating desk frame and rushed them home. I built the table right away and when it was complete, something felt really off about teh finished product.
It was too small. I measured it again. Yes, it is 55″. I measured my office desk. Yes, 63″. I looked online at Ikea’s catalog. Oh. The desk top I should have purchased was 62″, still smaller than my office desk. So, I suddenly had a backup desk for the room. That’s not too bad, because it was actually part of the eventual plan to have a craft desk in the room. It just happened sooner than expected.
Back to Ikea to purchase the right size desk. At checkout, I planned to pay cash and when the two pieces were rung up, it was more than I expected. How do I keep screwing this up? So I split the payment between cash and card, rushed the items home and built them up. Now I had the right size desk.
And later, I reviewed the receipt from Ikea and it turns out the cashier rung up two desk frames instead of a frame and a desktop, which explained the extra $50. Lesson learned.
So anyway, I had all the pieces. Along with the desk, I had purchased new studio monitors and also a power strip to switch everything off and on at once. With everything in place, this is the result.