If I cannot see it, it is not there. Right? Dust on top of refrigerators, messy closets, junk drawers. You see, I am a slob. It is the truth. HOWEVER. I hate clutter. I am not a collector. I am a purger. To a fault. Keeping it real. No reason not to.
All that to say, when I purchased a desk with NO drawers, and a console with no storage space, the pressure was on to manage all the “stuff” necessary for a good, functional work space.
I have done ok over the last year. Just ok. Started looking at console/credenza pieces. Never looked back.
I have always loved the modern functionality of mid century consoles. Sleek. Simple. Sexy. Really. I think they fit in most design schemes. They are pricey, hard to find in Nashville, so much of my search was online. Over the last few months, the search was on. Found what I was looking for.
Arrived yesterday. So began the dismantling of this big old chunk of wood.
I am pretty strong (minded) Determined. And by myself during the day. So how to move this giant piece of archaic wood? These fuzzy furniture thingys.
Decided to try it here.
We shall see.
Greyhound is the way to ship. Cost effective. For a small fee they will deliver to your door.
Just need to be willing to deal with the packaging.
Not so bad.
Yep. This is gonna be good.
Great filing drawers.
I. HATE> Peanuts. Love Native Son.
There she is. Not in mint condition, but that is fine by me. Needs a little polishing. May get to it, may not.
Cannot wait to get all things paper off my desk.
Honestly this is gonna be good.
Question: Do I keep this tray of desk stuff out? Pretty. But. ?
I like it…
Better in here.
I am one who likes to have lots of space when I work. Loved the tray of goods, stylish, but felt kinda cramped. This is much better for the way I work
Side note: My mom just sent me this beautiful book of poetry written by the amazing KP Yohannan. Missionary. Lover of God. Slays my heart.
AND. I found the perfect place for these glass orbs. I think these may be one of my top finds of all time.
Lifers. Found the giraffe while shopping for a client. Makes me smile.
Edited space. All things have a place, there is a place for all things. That’s a saying, right?. Unless it is behind closed doors/drawers, of course. For now the inside of the console is nice and organized. Ask me how they are looking in a few weeks. Still, behind closed doors…
Things to consider when investing in key pieces for any space: 1.Can it be used in more than one place? 2. Is it a trend? If yes, spend little. If no, then 3. Be willing to invest in a piece that has longevity. i.e. well made, multi purpose capacity. 4. Look around your home and determine what pieces (I call them lifers) you have had and enjoyed for a long time. How does this new piece fit with those? 5. Take a bit of time to study, peruse shelter magazines, blogs, Pinterest, Instagram. Buying on a whim has been costly for me. 6.Buy what you love. This has been my feeling for a long time.
Will let you know if my big chunk o wood will stay put…Happy Saturday!