I'm not sure if I can talk about it yet. It's still a little sad for me, but I finally gave in and turned the library into an office.
Why did I change it into an office if I loved the library??
Because I'm married and that's what you do when your married, you take lovely rooms that you love but barely use, and turn them into rooms that your husband needs and uses. Bitter ? ? ? I'm not bitter at all, what makes you say that?? ;).
In all reality I can count on one hand how often we used the library in the last year. I was always in and out of there, picking out new books, putting old books away, grabbing a magazine, but I never once sat down in there and read a book. I'm what's known as a Bed Reader (not to be mistaken with a Bed Wetter). I do 90% of my reading in bed. So having a designated space to read wasn't really functional. Our house isn't big enough to have rooms that are pretty but don't function!
the straw that broke the camels back, the library wing back chairs looked really good in the living room! It was meant to happen!
Eventually I got kind of excited about adding a desk, something fun, something light, it didn't need a lot of storage because we had my desk which has lots of storage. It also couldn't break the bank, since this is our second go'round at this room it had to be budget friendly.
We went to Ikea, as soon as the words budget friendly came out you knew where I was headed, right?
Here's what we got:
VIKA ANNEFORS, and the top is a VIKA AMON. For a total cost of $110!! Not to shabby!
We picked this desk combination for a couple reasons:
1) I love Ikea White. It matches my little desk in the corner, and it matches the bookcases behind!
2) It had a large, work surface. Lee often has Large documents to work on so a large work surface was needed.
3) I really liked the open shelving at the front.
What I didn't like was all of the nuts and bolts holes:
To me it blends seamlessly into the room, like it wasn't an office at all and it's still a library! ;) or not!
Honestly, I'm so glad that Lee has a space to spread out and do some work. Plus it means the dining table will be paperwork free more often!!
Now if we could only agree on a desk chair we'd be set :S.