did you get that framed at hobby lobby

Finding the Perfect Desk vs. Making the Perfect Desk

So after receiving my undergraduate degree I entered straight into my Masters program.  Since the program I enrolled in is only offered completely online, I had to find the perfect desk and for cheap.  I like to have a lot of space to spread out my work and all of the desks I found that were the size I wanted were extremely expensive.  If you find yourself in this dilemma, I have the best piece of advice for you. 

Buy a table!  Seriously a kitchen table.  I went to a discount furniture liquidator that sells new furniture that was overstock in the expensive stores.  I purchased a kitchen table made out of real wood for just $100.  Think about it, in libraries they use tables and not desks. 

Because tables don’t have storage I simply bought one of those cheap plastic stacked three drawer things from walmart and boom, storage!  I have uploaded a picture below to show you as well.  The long thing on the back of my desk is just some $5 cubby thing that I bought at an antique store where I’m from. 

You don’t have to spend big bucks to get a massive “desk”.  Plus by buying a table and then adding onto it with cheap piece, you can design your perfect desk to fit your personal study needs (and wants).


I also have four “cork boards” on the right hand side wall.  All I did was take four framed canvases from Hobby Lobby and wrapped them in fabric and stapled them along the back frame.  You can tack stuff on them and if you don’t happen to have anything tacked to them, they just look like art.

**PS: I don’t normally have that many post-it notes or highlighters, they were just on sale really cheap so I stocked up.

Happy Studying,  TheOrganizedCoyote