You know the Rhett and Link song, I Am a Thoughtful Guy (“I Think A Lot of Thoughts About a Lot of Things”)?
I think a lot of thoughts, too. Sometimes, I wish I could just turn my brain off to give it a neuronic synaptic break. Since that’s not always recommended, I try to be productive about it and turn my thoughts into goals, or at the very least wish-based dreams. Sometimes I have to chuck the goals and dreams though (one can have too many).
One day, I dreamt (the awake kind of dreaming) about writing (again, yet, still). So I poked in the creativity corners of the internet while resting in bed with Slick, my recently dear departed netbook, dreaming about a real live writing desk.
I found one for under $1000 (yah, that says one thousand), but I didn’t order it. As Barbie would say, “Obvi!”
As Barbie would say, “Obvi!”
And I found many desks that could absolutely go on my Yes, Please List, so I dreamily pinned them to my Pinterest Boards, whichever board called at the moment:
A Better Idea
But something just wasn’t sitting right.
It was the prices, to be honest.
No matter how far under a thousand dollars I got, something still made me feel wiggly inside. Like there was a better idea out there.
So I prayed and asked my Heavenly Father for writing desk ideas. I just wanted somewhere special to write letters and send cards.
(This verse and frame was given to us yeeeeears ago, by a precious young couple in South Carolina. If you are out there, please say hello! The gift now sits by My Little Writing Desk. )
It was after I prayed for help, that I discovered IKEA hacks. I just love when He does that.
I can’t remember the exact sites that struck the writing desk idea chord (I should really keep track of such things), but I do know it was a conglomeration of others’ ideas that gave me this one.
I Don’t Need to Buy a Writing Desk, I Have a Bookshelf!
The bookshelf was already in front of the window, so no need to ask for help to move furniture.
I simply slipped out one shelf and moved up another.
Now I have room for my writing books and my knees.
I tucked a yard sale fabric tablecloth – that I’ve had for years and which doesn’t fit any current tables we own – between a stack of books and the remaining shelf.
The tablecloth provides a curtain for homeschooling books I can’t yet seem to part with.
Voila! A writing desk!
Yepperoni, it was THAT easy!
Little Writing Desk
Purchase Price: Zero dollars, zero cents. No tax. Just love. And a pen.
For home. For beyond.
It’s Your Turn
- Do you have a sweet spot to write – letters or books or just to doodle?
- Do you have a dream? Can a hack* make it come true?
*Hack: a word that has been used in so many ways, it itself has become a hack – a modification to suit a specific purpose.
The Chair – Up Next!
Don’t miss The Chair That Inspired the Writing Desk – she’s coming up next! Along with a sweet tip for storing your writing supplies. 🙂