So last I updated, the door come desk was stripped and sanded. I had decided not to paint it because I was digging the worn feel and texture of the wood. So I put it to you to ask if I should jazz it up a bit more.
Reading your comments convinced me that it was just fine as is. (I admit to being very tempted to try the pickling wax that was suggested by Heather of Doodlebuds but having never tried it before, I got cold feet.) No point in putting more time and energy into something if it wasn't going to improve it. So thanks for your feedback - you saved me a lot of time!
Mr. L and I carried it upstairs to the box room. On a tangential note, I think its time to rename this room since calling it the box room is a bit defeatist, don't you think? Let me know if you have a snazzier title. Anywho, the door made its way to the top floor.
I put together these Ikea sawhorse legs ($20 for a pair) as the base. It only took me about 30 minutes to put them both together. A first, as I usually have to block a weekend for Ikea assembly.
And of course I needed a chair so threw this ($23!) in my cart. I would have much prefered a fabulous vintage drafting stool but I refuse to spend a fortune on one (and everytime I find one, its insanely expensive!)
So here is what the room looks like now:
Excuse the terrible photo. I decided to photograph at the wrong time of day.
The desk is huge for the tiny room but its a practical choice. I definitely need to make some kind of skirt to hide all of the crafty/sewing things Im hiding underneath so thats on the agenda. And a window treatment. And more bulbs for the fixture. And a glass top for the table.
But what else should I add to finish the space? I think it needs something large on the walls and I have a few ideas but I'd love to hear what you think. What else should I put in here? As you can tell, there isn't much room but I still want it to look pretty.