Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mimi's Got A Brand New Desk!!

I spend most of my day at my computer desk. I go to school online, keep up my blogs and have a few chat forums that I keep up on. My old desk was way too small and had an ackward side table next to it for added room.

Chris & I finally decided it was time for me to get a new desk and I found one I loved on the Office Max website. After driving to three different stores a week ago, we found out that it was only available online. I wasn't sure what to do, I wanted to be able to check out the desk first, but Chris said "go for it".

The UPS man dropped it off in 2 huge boxes yesterday & I tried to assemble all 297,396 pieces. (Slight exaggeration, but not much) Even though I'm good at this type of thing, this desk had me beat. I was convinced that it was delivered straight from hell! I managed to assemble one drawer (this desk has drawers!) before I threw in the towel and said bad words.

After working all day, Chris came home and spent the next four hours making sure my desk was perfect. Putting together the other drawer.

Hey, it's starting to look like a desk!

Now he's getting overwhelmed, but he never complained!

Chris, showing how hard the glass top was to put on. (A glass top, what was I thinking?)

Outside cutting the board that the chair sits on so the desk would fit. My chair rolls and since we have carpet we have to have a board, those mats don't work.

New & old side by side.

Cutting for about the fourth time to get it just perfect.

Finally relaxing around 11:30.


It's so nice, I don't feel like I deserve it. Do you ever feel that way?

Now I get to organize everything the way I want it, with drawers & tons more space! Now I need to get new hanging file folders, a desk set to keep my things on top in & I'm pretty sure this calls for new pens. My name is Pam & I'm an office supply junky!


Liz Mays said...

It's PERFECT, absolutely perfect!!!! You DO deserve it!

Diane said...

you deserve that desk and much, much more! including new pens!! lol

i feel guilty sometimes buying myself something too, so i know how you feel.

love the glass top, btw!

and those pics of Chris and his facial expressions - poor guy! he does look a little overwhelmed!

sAm said...

Ohhhh...very nice! Of course you deserve it! If I may make a pen recommendation (from a fellow office supply junky), the Pentel RSVP pens. Lots of pretty colors & nice smooth writing.
Enjoy your desk and give that man a hug (or something)!

CB said...

Happy New Desk Day!! Wahhhh Hooooo!

It is a beaut! The pictures of your husband putting it together are a crack up - some of his facial expressions are priceless but like you I could not even begin to put something like this together so thank goodness for awesome husbands!

Way to go girl - Enjoy it!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Oh how exciting!!!! And what a nice hubby for putting it all together for you. Love the pics.

And yes, my friend, you DO deserve it!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love it. What a sweet hubs to put it all together and in one night. Woo hoo! You blog girl from your new space.

Sarah said...

VERY NICE! And yes, you deserve it!!

Jenn said...

What a fabulous desk... And you totally deserve it!! I'm glad you have a good husband to put it together for you!!! I hope the new desk brings some good inspiration and mojo with that glass!!!! Yay!!!

Emily@marvelousrecipes.net said...

My, your hubby must be one awesome fellow to come home from work and spend his whole evening putting together a desk for you. That's what they call "love"! I'm so happy for you and I hope you get much pleasure from your beautiful new desk!!


He's handy AND cute?! You got it made. ;o)

Rebecca Jo said...

What an awesome desk!!!

I love that you took pictures of the "journey" of putting it together...

Laura said...

Yay it looks awesome :)

SE x

Carolina said...

It is a wonderful desk. But the pressure! With such a glammy desk, you can't just sit there in your PJ's.
And Chris deserves a Mexican wave for managing to put it together.

Doodles said...

I love the new desk, I am typing from my new lap top which is purched on a 3 drawer cart. I want a new desk for the desk top pc. and I to am a pen and pencil junky. I love any office type stuff. LOL I know I am crazy but hey I admit it.

Doodles said...

Mimi I have been following you for a bit so that could be how you wound up on my site today or the fact I commented to you stating that I am an office supply junky too. Maybe their's an AA group for you and me.

Queenie Jeannie said...

STILL MORE proof that your husband adores you!!!

I know what you mean about those things....they are such a royal assed pain to put together, but once they finally are they are so nice!!! And you DO so deserve it, so shuddup! I hope you can find some pretty things to put on your desk!!!