There comes a time when you decide the best thing to do is to relocate. That was the realization I came to recently when I wanted to do work at my desk but something kept hold me back. I’ve shared my newly functioning desk workspace. But I realized I never shared the biggest element that made the desk a place I actually wanted to work!
My desk/ office hutch was housed in my bedroom. During the times of day when I can work (nap time and early morning), a little kiddo I watch during the week is napping in the room. This makes it difficult for me to work at the desk for fear of waking her up.
But besides the napping baby, the most important reason I avoided my desk is it seemed too far away from the center of action, the living room. Just like the kitchen becomes the hub of action at any dinner party, the living room is the hub of it all during my family’s day to day life. The desk was a mess. But it didn’t matter how much organizing I did to my desk, it needed to be moved to make it a desirable place to work.
Despite my desire to start from scratch in the living room with the white clean lines of this West Elm desk I’ve been eyeing;
I knew the best solution was to save my $300+ dollars and reclaim my desk as a workspace.
Before any moving could take place, my husband (who knows my indecisiveness all too well) made a lighter to scale replica of the hefty cabinet to manipulate before he got into the actual heavy lifting. He crafted this tower while I was out and it was quite a sight when I walked the door! Clever hubby.
Alas, despite his best efforts, my indecision won out and the cabinet ended up on a different wall then planned, poor guy!
Here he is ready to move the cabinet a second time, (it was moved 4 more times after this). With the cabinet in its new home (I promise honey), the organizing could start!
I still haven’t figured out what to do with my office rolling chair. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a chair that fits in with the living room decor. Like this one from Better Homes & Gardens.
It will have to wait for now.
Have you ever relocated a piece of furniture to make it useful again? Do you have a spot that could use a little relocation to make a more functional space in your home?