Not sure if I told you all that Mr. Wonderful couldn’t take sharing office space with me any longer. I’m not sure if it’s because of my bird cage chandelier, my constant daily interruptions of, “Babe! Look at this photo!” or when he spoke (loudly) on the phone, I’d peer over my shoulder slowly with my mouth open with an expression like, “Must you talk so loud to make up for distance?”
So he scooted off my craft/meeting table which is a dining room table from Ballard Designs and went into the guest room. Our pretty, neutral and natural texture guest room. You know what that means – it’s not pretty anymore.
Considering that it’s not only off season for this Arizona wedding photographer, it’s also off season for guest visitation since none of our sane friends or family wish to visit us during this 110+ heat, despite our attempts to coax them with summer discounts for spa services. So that means we still have time to figure out how exactly to make his new office space work with the guest room.
I gave him two catalogs to pick his desk from – Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn. He decided on two desk options. I decided maybe I should decide instead. So, off to crazy Craigslist I went and found a beautiful mid century shell secretary desk for $150. Then I found out the seller actually restores furniture, see Mr. Wonderful’s new desk, here.
Craigslist is hilarious. I love when things say “Ethan Allen desk” and I look and I’m like, yeah, from 1984, puke. And ps, an antique has to be at least 100 years old. After picking up this book from Anthropologie, it basically solidified that finding something previously loved is so much more rewarding than buying new. Now there are some things I won’t buy old or used like rugs, curtains or underwear, but how precious to find unique furniture and love it again, and even better, if it’s a fifth of the cost of a new Pottery Barn desk.
I had purged and condensed a lot of my belongings to make room for his office things once we moved back to Phoenix from Albuquerque as newlyweds. It was hard sharing space because his medical device equipment doesn’t come in pretty boxes like my things from Paper Source so our bookshelf didn’t look very appealing. Next search, a hutch or wardrobe with shelves to move all of that equipment over that will also work with the guest room. Oh, and his office needs too, right.
Diana Elizabeth wanted to let locals in Phoenix know that a Paper Source is opening up at the Scottsdale Quarter this summer. See you there!