Sunday, April 25, 2010

My New Desk and Rearranged Office.

So, you all know I have been on the hunt for a computer desk. I have looked at new ones and even used ones online. I have scouted my local thrift stores and flea markets and have come up empty. I knew what I wanted and what would work for the space I have. New ones were too expensive and used ones either looked like junk or didn't fit the profile.

While on my quest I came across a local store Desks Galore advertising on Craig's list. I checked out their website and wrote down all their info. You know, just for future reference. From what I saw on the website the prices where out of my range.

Hubby's check this week was the best one so far this year. I actually had some money left over. I figured it couldn't hurt to check the place out, since I had to go to town (the big city San Antonio) anyway. I called first to make sure they were open on a Saturday and while I had they guy on the phone I asked if I could unload that other desk (I was trying to sell to that lady who wanted me to deliver).

Another wise decision on my part. I think I am up to three for the year so far.

I got there and OMGoodness! They pretty much had every kind of desk imaginable. They have bookcases, file cabinets, conference tables and chairs too. From new to slightly used to very used. The man meet me at the door and immediately started asking what kind of desk I was looking for and the size of area it was for. He forgot to ask what price range, but he was soon to find out!

I followed him but I kept getting distracted by this desk and that desk. I was ohhh'ing and ahhh'ing! I saw the desk I ended up choosing in the fourth row. It was the first desk I ohhh'ed over. BUT I was good and continued to follow the man around. He took me to see a brand new desk for almost $400, I nearly choked at the price. Finally he asks about the price range. He then escorted me to a regular folding table, which I did consider for a moment, until I remembered the one I saw in the front.

We were making our way back towards the front and finally I broke formation and went to get a close up look at THE desk. I knew just from a glance it was for me and getting a closer view, I knew for sure! It was meant for me!

It:
was in the group of slightly used,
has 5 drawers,
space for my big body and big chair,
is long,
is skinny,
has vintage handles,
is solid wood,
has vintage legs!!
Those legs were the selling feature, you all know how much I love vintage furniture!
I also picked up a black two shelf bookcase.

Now having picked out my purchases, I informed the man about the desk in the back of my truck. He went out with me and looked at it. I was just hoping to have him take it off my hands, instead he says "How does $25 of your purchases price sound" Woohoo!! I was expecting that!

Total purchase price..$83.00
After trade in..$57.00!!
I was grinning all the way home, speeding a little too! LOL!

Hubby helped me unload, kudos for him.
I went grocery shopping in record time, I just couldn't wait to get back home and get busy putting my new office in order.
Hubby helped unload the groceries, another kudos for him! I think hubby just might get a steak dinner for all his hard work helping around the house! LOL!

I spent the entire rest of the day (7 hours), cleaning, rearranging, reorganizing and untangling cords. Seriously, how do those cords get so friggin tangled?
Things were loaded into the trucks (again with the help of hubby): to get dropped off at the local thrift store for Sunday, more things in my truck to be taken to both my sisters to fight over (just kidding) and more things for the upcoming baby.

The old old desk is now gone, along with the kitchen table that bf and I found on our way to bingo. My most favorite table is now actually the kitchen table, instead of being my computer desk.

By nine pm my office (along with the entire kitchen) is done, perfect and I finally got to take some pics of my new desk and new office.








Looks like Whiskers approves! LOL!

13 comments:

Eternally Distracted said... [Reply to comment]

Looks fabulous - A great buy :0)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Now what was that about the Kitchen table - what's the kitchen table now? - Jennifer

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

Hey, hey, hey.....new blog design, new desk. You are all jazzed up!
I love that space you created. It looks cozy and what a DEAL!
Awesome job! I approve too. :-)

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

That was a fantastic find! And very serendipitous with him offering you money for your desk!!

I absolutely love your new office. I would probably kill for it...but only someone I didn't like. You did a buttload of work too! What a productive weekend you've had. Now reap the rewards and relax in your beautiful office!

♥Spot

Grace said... [Reply to comment]

That looks great - neat, tidy and organized. Perfect!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Looking very nice. Good for the thrifty shopper.

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Nice Heather,

Looks good and the price you can't beat, also got rid of the old desk too you are having a Great weekend it appears, glad to see that.

Also I do like the header you have on the blog now

kendrasue said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome job on the redecorating and the bargain hunting for a new desk! I like the office look. Our office looks like our living room. Oh wait...it is!

suzicate said... [Reply to comment]

Really like your new setup! The new office space is lovely...it just reiterates that my office area is a total mess!!!!!!!

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

Great desk! I like a big work desk like that where I can store my crystal whiskey decanter, rare pens, and a button for the trap door in front of the desk.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

E.D...Thanks, I was real lucky.

Jennifer...The desk that my computer was sitting one is now my kitchen table, as it should be. You'll have to make a trip out here and see. Hug the kiddos for me!

Angelia...yeah, spring does that to me! Renewal time! Thanks!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Spot...I finally did get to relax and enjoy my new office. Thanks!

Grace...Neat and tidy is the way I like things to be, but a struggle to keep it that way.

Lucy...Thanks, I do all I can to be thrifty.

Jimmy...Yup! This weekend has been awesome and I love it! That header is a keeper!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kendrasue...Thanks and lol!

Suzicate...Thanks! Sorry your office is a mess, but I bet it's not as bad as you think.

Eric...I love a large area, hate to be cramped. LOL!!