We had first purchased a cheapo desk at Target a few weeks ago. It looked like it would fit what we wanted in a desk…except when we opened the box there was a big crack on one side. That’s a feature on our “do not want” list.
I think it was $60 or $65.
My husband decided to keep a close eye on craigslist to see if anything nice popped up. It took a few weeks, and he found a desk that would fit the space, was the color we wanted, it was made with wood (and a leather inlay on top), and it was already put together. Win!
He picked it up over his lunch hour for $50.
It’s not in perfect condition. Plenty of scuffs and little dings here and there. Some Murphy’s soap helped the cause. It’s an older desk and it looks it’s part. We can refinish it later if we want to, or we can get some of those wood pens that can hide scratches.
For $50, I don’t really mind. For the money, you can usually get a way better piece of furniture used than you can brand-new.
We just need an adjustable office chair and maybe a little lamp to finish it off.
For the rest of the room, we need an area rug and a cozy reading chair. Making progress!
[Playing on my laptop in the photo for your enjoyment is one video that never ever ever gets old in our house.]