Monday, February 23, 2009

Furniture Fantasies

I couldn't sleep last night so I started fantasizing about furniture. This happens every time there is a move in my future. I start dreaming about how to set up the next house. Before the last move, I couldn't stop thinking about how I would set up Jillson's nursery once we were finally settled here in Germany. This time, I am OBSESSED with having a room of my own (thanks, Virginia, I agree with every word. My room will be a home office & creative space, aka the Gutsy Mom's Getaway. There will be no treadmill in this room, nor will there be a place for guests to sleep. Sorry. It will be mine, all mine.

I already have a beautiful desk, but since our current home-office-guest-room space is on our third floor, the desk hasn't felt the love since we moved here. I miss using it. I know, I know. I should just walk my lazy arse up to the third floor and use it, but it just isn't practical. What with the WiFi, I just end up turning the dining table on the first floor into my "desk" so that I can keep an eye on the kids. All the better for multi-tasking, I tell you. Hence, while my room must be all mine, it also must be relatively centrally located.

But I digress. This post is about furniture. So here it is. Let's start with what I already have. The perfect desk. Here it is. Hi, desk!

I also have a small, lovely computer monitor shelf-y thing on top, and a chair much like this, in black:

The first thing I would like to add, and perhaps the only practical part of this whole fantasy, is a lateral file like this. No more dented, mis-matched metal units!

When our dining table is not posing as my desk, it functions as a project table. So the next thing I would add to my room is this table. I'd put it smack dab in the middle of my room, as a project table. It has a long, shallow drawer in it, with lots of divided compartments. And yes, I LOVE that it is bright green.

For fun, I would add this colorful, comfy chair:

This neato organizer would liven up the top my desk and tame all those recharging cords (cell phone, Forerunner, etc):

For the windows:

And while I'm dreaming, wouldn't it be cool to have this thing in the corner for wrapping paper, ribbon, and all the tape, scissors, customs forms, and labels you need to wrap presents and packages?

And how about this simply because it is gorgeous, green, and on sale:

Okay, well. Now that I have gotten that out of my system, you know I'll be ending up with this.

Now back to our regularly-scheduled program.


Mom on the Move! said...

HAHAHA! That is exactly what I am currently using for my desk. And my mother's day gift the year we moved to Germany was going to get new stuff for my craft area. Didn't happen.... maybe this next move.

Vicki said...

Oh if envy weren't one of the 7 deadly sins. What a room, can the espresso machine be placed on that lovely green number that is "on sale"? It would be a beautiful barista stand.

Billie said...

Love the choices you have picked out. I hate how the kitchen table ends up as the "collecting unit." But you should totally check out the consignment shops and such in your "new" area. It isn't Pottery Barn...but you never know what you'll find!!!

Good luck making teh room of your dreams :)

JES said...

Excellent! Just have it all on order, and when you arrive at the next home, you'll be ready set it all up. It will be the only room with furniture however, as the household goods will be somewhere on the deep blue sea:)
PS. Vic is right. YOUR room wouldn't be complete without the espresso machine!

The Gutsy Mom said...

I do owe so much of my sanity to Miss Silvia (the espresso machine) that perhaps she does deserve her own piece of furniture...