Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Friday! My Bargain

happy Friday everyone!
Boy, I am so glad it is Friday!  For me it was a long week.  I finally got out of my funk with missing Bailey.  I want to thank all of you for your kind words.  They really helped me.  I know we did the right thing with her but it was just so sudden.  One day she is playing ball with the kids and then next day she has a seizure and then 5 days later is is gone.  Wow --it was too much for me to handle.  I am much  better now though.

As I mentioned yesterday I just wasn't able to get in my last 2 pager.  I still have a couple of things to do on it and I just ran out of time.  So instead I wanted to share with you my HUGE bargain for my scraproom.  Have you ever heard of the catalogue Ballard Designs?  Well I love this catalogue.  I just love their home decor accents etc.  Well about a year ago I saw a desk that I have wanted --it was perfect--it was a partners desk.  The table was oversized and I could sit on one side and the boys could have their side.  They are always sitting at my little desk with me.  There is never enough room.  We are all crowded together.  However, this desk was waaaaay out of my price range.  I brought the magazine to look at school and a fellow teacher told me that there was an outlet 2 minutes from where I worked.  I about flipped out.  I was soo excited.  As soon as the bell rang on Friday I jumped in my car and went to the Outlet.  I walked around for about 5 minutes when I saw it--the pieces to the partners desk.  I about had a heart attack.  There are 5 pieces--4 file cabinet/drawer/cubbie areas and then a desk top.  I had my heart set on a white table because my other shelving units were white --they had 4 of the file cabinets in white but no desk top.  I was bummed but then I thought how cool would that be to mix and match.  My shelving is white but I have black leather cubbie holders on my shelves.  Well I put it on hold and went home to think about it.  I am not an impulse buyer.  I thought about it all night and then I sent hubby down to get it for me.  He brought it home and we put it together in about 5 minutes and I was in LOVE. 

Here is the first view of the desk.  You can see the two file cabinets.  The left one is actually 3 drawers and the right one is a drawer and then cabinet.  Love it.


This is another view of my side of the desk:
Plenty of room for my large MS cutting mat and my caddie and still have extra room on each side for all my "junk"!!!

Here is the boys side;

They have their own set of drawers and then an open cabinet.  They put their crayons, markers and stickers on that side and then just odds and ends in the drawers. 

So I got this entire table at the Outlet for about the cost of One filing cabinet with shipping.  WOW I am still in shock!  I can't wait to really give this table a work out.  I am still organizing my drawers.  I am not used to having extra space so I just love to organize and then test it out to see if it works etc.  I will post more pictures once I get my room reorganized.

Now on to some other fun stuff.  I mentioned last week that a GIVEAWAY might be coming up when I hit 125 followers and we have surpassed that soooooo on Monday check back in for a little giveaway from the Twinery! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  We have a busy but fun in store for us so I can't wait.  I will be back on Monday with details of the GIVEAWAY and a new layout!  Thanks for stopping by! 

17 comments:

Patter Cross said...

Wow, what a GREAT find! Love that it has the two sides like that! Wonderful for sure! Enjoy your new desk! Blessings,

Pam said...

Awesome! I love a deal like that! Great space to create! :-)

Jingle said...

That is AWESOME! I'm so excited for you!!! I have the project table from Pier 1 and it was a similar story...I wanted on SOO badly, but it was way higher than I wanted to pay and one day I happened to walk in to the store (which I hardly ever visit) and it was on clearance!!! The Hubbums was sick that day so I even put the dang thing together myself! LOL! I love your new desk! The drawer handles are my favorite part!!!

Becky said...

Absolutely love, love, LOVE your new desk! It's prefect and the fact that you got it for such a deal makes it that much better! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Tammy said...

I love a good bargain! The desk looks awesome and I love the black top on the white cabinets. Now you can mist and paint and whatever else and never worry about discoloring the white top. It looks awesome. Have fun playing on your new desk! :)

Just Jaime said...

I love great bargains. The desk is beautiful and perfect for working with your boys =)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Fantastic desk and a bargain to boot! You must be thrilled with it. Love all the other fun storage I see along your wall!

Pam W. said...

You were ment tohave that desk...what a great find!

Handmade Hannah said...

Brilliant find! A two sided desk- I really want one like that - it could be the answer to my dilemma of my three year old cutting up my October Afternoon papers! :0

Vanessa said...

What a great find!

Margie H said...

OMGOSH, what a find!! I love two-sided desks! Had one in college...hmm, might have to look for one ;0P

P.S. Sorry to hear about Bailey...didn't know until I caught on your blog. Hugs to you!!

Connie said...

what a find and it looks GREAT!!!!!

Michele Brooks said...

Isn't it awesome when you find a treasure at a great cost? I love it! Black & white are always so classy together. Your room looks so organized.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What an awesome workspace!!! Yay! xoxo

Jennifer said...

What a great deal and it looks great! So sorry to hear about Bailey.

mborrero said...

love your space--sublime looking

Tracy said...

This is a beautiful piece of furniture. I love the look and the functuality of it all.
So nice to have your boys so close to you when you create.
I so want to take over our rec room (even though I have my own tiny scrap space of my own)then I can watch TV or them play thier video games as I create.

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