Last fall, I decided to start a blog so that I could do something at night to help me pass the time. You can only watch late night TV for so long (except for you, Jimmy Fallon, I still love to watch your show). So I went about trying to set up a "desk" area in my bedroom so I could accomplish my new blogging goals.
In an earlier post, I mentioned that my husband and I share the master bedroom with our special needs son. He has a handicapped bed and medical equipment that takes up about a third of the space in the bedroom so furniture placement is rather unusual and restricting. A "typical" desk would not fit in the space. In fact, there was no open wall space at all.
So here's what I did. I had a sofa table for years that never really "fit" anywhere in my house. It has been everywhere from the living room to the kitchen. Yes, I like to rearrange my furniture every month or so. Who doesn't?
One place it had not been was the master bedroom. So I came up with this.
I put it at the foot of the bed. Our bed is queen size and the sofa table fit perfectly at the end. Now it's my "night" desk. I put my laptop on one end with my printer underneath it. The bottom shelf also holds my son's DVD collection.
Let me show you another view of it and explain why it works so good for me.
The head of my son's bed is about two feet from the right end of my "desk". I sit in a typical office desk chair (more about that later) directly in front of the laptop and can easily roll over to his bed when I need to tend to him. You can't see it in the above picture but my small TV is near the "clutter" area labeled in the picture. Clutter? Me? Shocking!
I sit in that space every night blogging and stalking Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. It's also where I do my best thinking. I've even been known to start a craft project at midnight because when I come up with a good idea, it just can't wait until the next day.
Remember how I said that I sit in an office chair at my "desk"? That will be the subject of an upcoming project. I'm going to recover it with fabric...I just can't decide....damask or rose print? Of course, there is one little problem with this idea. I can't sew. It should be interesting. Stay tuned :)
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