A few months ago, we bought a new desk for my husband. Only once we got it home, he didn’t like it. But it had so much storage with bookcases and a file drawer. Though I loved my white desk, the keyboard tray was too small to hold my my keyboard and my mouse. So I gave up my old desk and claimed my husband’s reject. For once, I could stay organized. But pretty soon, I realized I couldn’t write.
Since editing is a large part of my life these days, I’ve learned I don’t want to sit at my desk while I edit. I bought a comfy couch and a rolling laptop stand for editing purposes. This works great, but if I write on the couch, my neck and shoulders hurt. More and more, I ended up writing on the couch until I finally had to figure out why. Though I love my new organized desk with all the storage, it’s dark and forces me to face the wall. Slowly I realized, I’d need a new desk.
Since our purchases come largely from flea markets and Facebook Marketplace, it’s easy to swap out furnishings. But I didn’t want to give up the new desk, I just didn’t want to write at it. The solution arrived when I spotted a French Provencial cutie advertised at a Flea Market. This desk is so me and it just happened to be my birthday. So I kept my big, wood wall unit for organizing, but I write at my new desk. French Provincial is one of my favorite styles. I think it reminds me of my cousin’s bedroom suite when we were kids. Who knew, it would be sought after over 40 years later.
It’s beside the window, so I can look out and watch the birds. I put a separate chair at my storage desk with access to my laptop. The problem was my blue, wooden couch was too long. My solution, I sold it and bought a wicker loveseat with a hide a bed I found online. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but it’s so perfect. I love wicker and we can always use a guest bed. It’s comfy and functional. At the moment the cushions are flowered and my curtain topper is seashells, but I ordered slipcovers already.
The good news, I wrote two chapters of my new proposal at the new desk last week. It’s not dark and it’s facing the wall, but I can still see out the window, so my fingers flew. And my neck and shoulders didn’t hurt. I never knew desk arrangement could make or break me.
In the meantime, remember when I sewed the new bedspread and curtain toppers, but then I didn’t like my old curtains anymore? I finally got some new ones, so here’s the before and after. And I finally got caught up on everything enough to have time to do a new puzzle. I bought this one several months ago.
So when you rearrange, does it mess up your productivity? When you repaint or get a new bedspread, do you end up changing out your curtains too? All comments will go in the drawing for a copy of Hill Country Redemption. Deadline: Sept 2nd.
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