Monday, May 20, 2013


I have been wanting to talk a bit about my new desk and my husband's first trip to Ikea.  And by talk I really mean, document.  haha. 

Side note:  Looking back on my first year dating my husband I realized I can't remember very much, so that is the main reason for my blog and the random not in date order posts.  I want to remember these good and bad times and of course my Etsy shop. I want my son to really know us.

Ok, back.  A couple weeks ago when my husband was actually off from work on a Sunday.  Saturday night we (I) decided with the help of Pinterest that I wanted to make a new desk.  We did actually need something a little more functional as I was getting a new HUGE printer and needed some work space for my Etsy shop that is basically taking over my whole house.  Must get organized!  So I turned to him after hours of searching on Pinterest for the right one and said "hey, Ikea has the desk legs I need, lets go tomorrow".  His response "yeah, lets do it!".  I love my spontaneous husband. 

BUT we maybe should have checked with our son first to see if he was on board for the almost 2hr trip to the closest Ikea.  And I am pretty sure his answer would have been a big fat NO and then followed with "I want treats".

The trip up was fine but our son has this thing that if he is woken up before HE IS READY, then it awakens the beast.  Yes.  Don't look at his picture and think somehow I am lying, I am not.  He is cute and that is the reason he still breathes.

As soon as we got to Ikea we decided to stop and eat first then shop on full stomachs.  Well apparently our child was not hungry as he made the biggest scene and would not calm down. I ended scarfing down my food and waiting outside.  Bad service did not help.  We were able to get a little bit of time Ikea until my son starting up the beast again so we got our desk legs and some other stuff.  Come on! You can't leave there with only one item especially when the closest one is 2hrs away from you!!!  My only regret is I wish I would have got 2 sets, as now I have plans to make the desk longer against the longer wall in the den. 

Our son finally feel asleep on the way home and stayed asleep till we got home and then he was normal again.  NEVER, Ever Wake a sleeping Toddler!

Here are some not good pictures of the desk.  I am very proud of the top and how smooth it is and how I got all 4 pieces to evenly match together.  Regret...Wish I would have not used 2x6 and instead used 1x6 as it is SUPER heavy.


We still need a chair...I want this one from World Market.  So pricey...

We also have some organizing to do to make room for this desk in the space we have.  I am going to end up moving it to the long wall on the left and make the desk the entire length of the wall.  Hence why I wish I would have gotten 2 sets of the legs.  :(  

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