Nov 172014
 

I have a love-hate relationship with our home office, a.k.a. the desk in our living room.

We providentially found it on Kijiji the week we moved into our apartment.  It’s solid wood, provides all the function we need, and fits the space perfectly.  But in terms of my picky decorating preferences, it’s a black hole where dreams go to die.

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Also, a cockroach lives in it right now.  He comes out once in a while to terrorize me.  We haven’t been able to catch him; he is fast.   We’ve tried those little cardboard traps and while they’ve caused a blow to our silverfish population, they are no match for Speedy.

Someday I would love to evict him and replace the whole thing with a white lower half and wood open shelving.  I’m so inspired by Joy’s DIY desk:

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But for now, I’m grateful to have an organized workspace.  In all fairness to Speedy, sharing an office with anyone is rarely pleasant, and at least he is neat.

  6 Responses to “Where dreams die and a cockroach survives”

  1. Can your upper cabinets/shevles be removed? Paint yours . . . there are lots of types online about how to paint anything, including laminated furniture. :o)

  2. Can your upper cabinets/shevles be removed? Paint yours . . . there are lots of tips online about how to paint anything, including laminated furniture. :o)

    • Hi Carly! That’s a good idea. I’m planning to eventually resell the whole thing as a set, and then use the money to do the white/wood plan. But painting it would be a fun project!

  3. Dear Veronica,
    Your place looks lovely and gives inspiration!

    Sorry you have to deal with the unwelcome visitor thought. If you are interested a tried and true method non-toxic way to deal with it is to block that little vermin’s (where there is one, there are numerous others, sorry to say) breathing apparatus in the under belly. Using baking soda along the edges of the draw if that is where you’ve seen it, around the baseboards and any possible entry point, will create a barrier for anything that crawls and breaths from the underbelly.

    Finding a lovely little note for the space above the window may give you a little of Joy’s creative space, and an expression of your own creative flare!

    Peace and Joy,
    Carole

  4. I love that Speedy’s in here now!!

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