For Christmas, if you’ll recall, I had indicated that a West Elm Parson’s desk was top on the list of must haves for the season. Well – seeing as it retails for close to $300 bucks – I figured I might as well get used to loving my side of the road find that I’m currently using as a desk.
Well, a few weeks before Christmas I came home to a little “pre-Christmas” gift wrapped up under the tree. When I opened it, it was a drawer…
Apparently Survivorman is also a Carpenter. A carpenter that can’t hide his work.
My desk is almost done – just needs a coat of white paint and gloss poly. But obviously I can’t just stop at that. Remember what my office looks like now?
Below is my inspiration board for this room:
The current paint color will work with the whole scheme I think – it’s Whole Wheat from Sherwin Williams.
The long white sheer curtains, Vivian (Ikea) are already up – and those will definitely stay! I love how they puddle on the floor and let tons of light in! And they were SUPER cheap, so that always helps.
The Capiz Shell Chandelier was a steal at World Market a few months ago, so I’m keeping that for sure!
The only new additions to the room will be my new white Parson’s desk – a total knock off of West Elm. And if you are handy, or have a Carpenter Husband, this will help you immensely. Gotta love Knock Off Wood.
The Moorish Rug from Pottery Barn in Goldenrod is from a few seasons ago, but I have seen them on Ebay for about $129…so that is my plan for scoring that beauty.
HomeGoods has been selling aweeeeeeeesome lamps lately – a little pricey ($49) but the turquoise gourd lamp from Horchow is my inspiration, and I’m sure I can find a look alike somewhere in a bold color that accents the absolutly amazing $169 (seriously, people?!) slipper chair from Pier One. Don’t tell Andy, but there is one on hold for me right now at Pier One. I wonder if it will fit in the Jetta?
Finally, I’d love to replace my old wood desk chair with this Chocolate Parsons Chair from Target – but the cost is a little much, so I might just have to wait on that.
So what do you think? Should I go for it?! The best part is, Andy started it.