Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's in the Ikea box?

It all began innocently enough.
Tuesday morning I was browsing Pinterest while I ate my breakfast,
when I came across this awesome home office set up.
via Apartment Therapy 

And I thought, I'm pretty sure I've seen that desk before.
So I clicked on it. 
Aha! Just as I suspected. It was from Ikea.
And then I went to Ikea's website. You know, just to see how much it cost.
Hmm, reasonable. Reasonable indeed.
Then I went and measured the "office" area of our bedroom,
which was housing our make-shift, cloth covered, folding table desk.
You know, just to find out if those beautiful Ikea desks would even fit in our room.
It was a perfect fit.
Clearly a sign that we needed to buy those desks NOW.
NOW!
I began gathering my facts and aligning my arguments and 
preparing my negotiations and I emailed Ryan with my fabulous office find.
I sweetened the deal with a promise to give up eating out 
FOR ONE WHOLE MONTH
if we could get these desks, which in Andrea-speak is one of the ultimate sacrifices. 
Fast forward to that evening, when Ryan picked up our sweet
new desks on his way home from work.
I think that was the most spontaneous and instantaneous home purchase we've ever made.
I'm still like, "Wait, we bought desks? I didn't even know we were looking for desks?!"
But I love them. I don't even want to be separated from them to sleep
(which works out, because they live in our bedroom and I can gaze
upon their beauty as I drift to sleep). 
I can't wait to get our new "office" all decorated and organized
and to finally have a designated, permanent "writing spot". 
Oh, and a desk chair. I should probably get one of those now, too. 

P.S. It's almost August and I still have some sponsorship spots available!
Check it out, yo! I'd love to have you. 

16 comments:

  1. It's almost what I did in my office spot in my appartment! Same furniture from Ikea, and same settlement. I like your inspiration pic, it's so bright! I wish my place would get as much sun as in the picture...

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  2. I have the same desk and I love it! Your office is gorgeous! Have fun decorating!

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  3. Love the desks! And decorating them is the funnest part.

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  4. It looks so good! We seriously need to update our home office..maybe I can use your tactics...

    Gotta love Ikea for having the things you didn' even know you wanted :)

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  5. Crazy talk!

    They are awesome! What a fun way to get them, too :)

    Nicole
    http://settleinn.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Coleandco

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  6. Awesome, they look great!!

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  7. love it!!! looks great!
    xoxo
    Shannon
    check out our blog, maybe we can follow each other? :)
    LuckyNo7

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  8. I love the desk! I want one now. I've never been to Ikea though.

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  9. That desk is so cute! Now I wish I had my very own home-office space JUST so I could have something like this!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love it! Great desks! I WISH Ikea was in closer proximity to me... but I bet it would be VERY dangerous! Can't wait to see how you style them up!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  11. I love me some IKEA! I want a similar IKEA creation for my one day office/art studio area :)

    xo Teresa
    www.delightftullydarling.com

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  12. I love that desk. It has so much storage space. I always find unexpected things that I can't live without at Ikea.

    *Erin

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  13. Looks so cool. I bet you have heaps of decor ideas! I like the white one :)
    Xo Emilie at Hungry Delights

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  14. Thats awesome! I love those desks!!!

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com
    (Check out the giveaway I'm hosting this week!!)

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