I love blogging and have been seriously pursuing this dream for about two years now. However, my workspace has been an old desk that my husband and son scavenged from down the street on trash day and hauled back to the house on an improvised skateboard dolly.
It was a blast to observe, not so much fun to help maneuver into the house and even less functional than I had hoped.
As my blog has grown and opportunities expanded I decided I needed a grownup work space!
When given the opportunity to share the Sauder Experience I was excited to tackle a long overdue project in our home with new home office furniture.
I share this corner of our den with books and supplies for homeschooling my last two teenagers (going into 10th grade this year with the end in sight!)
As you can tell, this is not a pretty corner of our home! I guess I could also tell you I shared the space with the dog crate! Not pretty.
I searched through sauder.com to find a desk that was solid with a large workspace that allowed me to work through my day as both business woman, mom and teacher.
I also had a limited amount of space and the desk I found at sauder.com was the same standard size as the one I was replacing.
I knew I had found a desk that I would love when I saw that the Carolina oak finish blended in with other darker furniture in the room, which actually includes some Sauder bookcases from earlier in our marriage!
The order process was quick and easy and delivery a breeze (at least for me. I didn’t have to haul it up our front steps like the delivery man did!)
As usual my DIY hubby was charged with putting the ready-to-assemble desk together. My youngest son was his handy helper and in charge of matching all the screws and bolts, etc.
The instructions were clear and very helpful so if you’re putting together a ready-to-assemble piece it’s always best to follow them! For a piece of furniture this massive you want to make sure you also have a large assembly area to put it together.
With the help of my son and a couple of hours of work, my new desk was ready to be swapped with the old one (which my son inherited).
My desk has a slide-out keyboard/mouse shelf as well as cubbyhole storage and vertical storage compartments. The drawers hold letter, legal or European size hanging files, and there is a hidden storage area behind the raised panel door.
I love the finished product so much that I’m inspired to organize and purge our homeschool bookcases and the rest of my corner of our den! I think you’ll love this nook once I’m done with it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.