I had very much hoped I would be able to post photos of my office setup in progress. I wasn't foolish enough to think it would be complete by today but I had hoped to show a glimmer of possibility. My plan was to show you this sad looking before photo
followed by a less pathetic after.
Sadly, here I am on Monday morning with nothing to show. Its not because I was lazy and put it off (as I have been doing for the past 4 months). I had a plan this time. As you can see, I need storage as well as some display space and finally decided on the Ikea Trollsta sideboard.
Its not 100% ideal but it met all the key criteria: cheap, fun and could be assembled in the room so I could fit it thru my narrow hallway to the office.
I even roped a very nice friend with an SUV in taking me to the local Ikea to pick it up on Sunday. On Saturday evening, I had a date with an SUV and a Louis inspired sideboard. I dutifully checked the invetory tool on http://www.ikea.com/ And what did I find? They were OUT OF STOCK!
Boo! Hiss! (sound of rotten tomatos being thrown)
So no progress was made at all. My office is the same barren wasteland its been all these long ugly months. Damn you Ikea, you sapped my home decorating agenda of promise!
All jesting aside, I was bummed. I hate when Im all geared up to do something and I get off course. But Ill try again the next time I can get my SUV driving friend to give me a ride. I hope Ikea is prepared :)
In more positive news, I did get some time to work on Christmas cards and cleaning up my disaster area also known as a closet. Silver lining, clouds, all that.