New Desk!

Just so y’all know how seriously I take my readers’ comments and requests for future posts, I went to Ikea yesterday and bought a new desk–for myself! Of course, I had to have new organizing accessories to go with it, too, but I’ll review those another time.

This is the Vika Gruvan table top (white wood with a divider in the middle, closed on the ends, but open on the width) on top of the Vika Fagerlid table leg with storage (comes in white or birch). I chose it because of the extra storage underneath the glass top and the bookshelf-type legs.

I managed to wrangle the boxes onto the cart myself and put them in the car almost by myself, but my husband had to help me carry the top in. That box was heavy! I started to put the legs together by myself and I probably could have figured out the little picture thingies, but my hubby volunteered to help. I forgot to time us to see how long it took, but probably between 30-60 minutes from car to setup. Putting the legs together really was a one-person job, but setting the desktop and then the glass on top of that is definitely a two-person job.

So far, I love it! The surface area is easily twice as big as my old desk (you can see a picture of it here). Almost all of the books I had in the upper hutch fit onto the lower shelves of the new desk. The new containers house all of the things I had in the drawers previously. I love that I can actually see while I’m grading papers now. Previously, I felt like I was stuck in a cave. The only thing I don’t like so far is that either the glass can stay clean or I can use my new desk. Oh well. I think I can live with just one more tiny thing to obsess over. In case anyone is wondering, yes, I will also obsess over keeping everything under the glass totally straight and organized. For real. Just ask my kids.
Q4U: What do you use for a desk for yourself?

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2 thoughts on “New Desk!”

  1. Very nice! Makes the whole room look lighter and airier I bet which is always a good thing.I have had my \”fancy\” desk since I was 12 and lets just say I'm 40+. My Dad built it and it still functions just perfectly – it's two very sturdy file cabinets topped by the biggest door he could find and lightly stained. It hold my iMac, printer, filing trays, a lap top, battery backup thingy, and a few miscellaneous piles since I'm not nearly as organized as you!


  2. That is a great desk! And the surface will be so easy to clean. The best part, in my opinion, is that you will be able to set drinks on the surface w/o damaging the surface or searching for a suitable coaster-type item.I don't have a desk since there isn't room in our small space. Unless you count the ledge between our kitchen and dining space. That gets filled with the impedimenta of our daily life (and my knitting). I tell my husband that if we had a slightly larger house (about 1,000 sq ft larger) there would be room to organize the things we need to have around, like my knitting. One can only pair things down so much.


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