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.
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:
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.