Monday, March 01, 2010

Trading Spaces

Last Thursday I took delivery of my new writing desk, my first new desk in over 15 years. My first desk that isn't made of particle board!

My old work space:



My new work space!


Same corner of the living room, but now facing the wall. That will take some getting used to, but the extra space created, the extra storage space, and the smell of real pine wood... worth it.

15 comments:

  1. Very, VERY nice! It is truly you, Lori, except for the absent cup of tea, of course. I am excited for you! Love how it opens up the room more - it's perfect! :)

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  2. Very inviting, Lori! You have a decorator's touch:) I pray it will be the place of many hours of happy inspiration!

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  3. Doree, the tea's there now. :) I hardly know what to do with all the space.

    Laura, thank you! I wish it could stay this uncluttered. Ha. Give me a week.

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  4. Lori, I just LOVE it! You've created a warm and inviting spot that is sure to inspire much writing. :)

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  5. Thanks Sallie. Now I'm looking at my chair and thinking IT looks old. ;-)

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  6. Oh wow, Lori! I'm so jealous!!! :-) Some day I'll have a nice little corner too! But for now, I'm relegated to the kitchen table or the couch. And my writing stuff is piled on counters and floors. I'm sure you'll ENJOY this cozy space and draw so much inspiration from it!

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  7. Very nice, Lori. I hope it inspires and refreshes you!
    I finally moved out of a corner of our bedroom into a room of my own after my daughter went to college and moved out semi-permanently, which means her closet is still stuffed with her belongings. I bought a huge flat desk from Ikea with lots of space to make stacks.

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  8. Debbie, Thank you! I would love to have a room of my own, but as long as we live in this tiny house (been here 16 years), that won't be possible. I'm a stack-maker too, and I expect the extra space on this desk will soon be covered.

    Jody, I hope you can have your own desk soon. You have certainly earned it, IMO!

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  9. You know, I still find myself out on the couch or at the kitchen table with my laptop, 80% of the time!

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  10. Debbie, I might be the same but I've never written on a laptop. I've always been rooted to a desk.

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  11. Okay, now, it's not nice to drive people to covetousness! Love it, Lori. Can't wait to see it in person. And everyone is right: It's YOU.

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  12. Karen, It took me well over a decade of looking to find this desk. Thank you for your addition to the decour last night. I have it sitting right beside the monitor. :)

    I didn't mention in my post that one of the main reasons I needed a new desk was because my body no longer could handle the poor design of the old desk. Hoping with this better designed desk to manage the pain that's been increasing over the past couple years before it worsens into something requiring surgery. Yikes!

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  13. Fabulous work area, and looking at your recently read list, great reads! I've only read one Bruchac book, POCOHANTAUS. Did you enjoy the others?

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  14. Hi Caroline. I have enjoyed Bruchac's books, especially Children of the Longhouse. His books help me get a better feel for a first nations POV character. I haven't yet read Pocohantas, but plan to. Have you read The Red Heart, by James Alexander Thom? If you enjoy historicals set on the frontier, or dealing with native/white conflicts and issues, you'd probably like TRH.

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  15. Just added it to my list. Thanks!

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