Whats In My Desk? | Desk Tour

I’ve been doing some polls on my Instagram story as of recent, and loads of you have been saying you’d love to see a desk tour of what my new desk looks like, which I was more than happy to do as I love posts like this!  I think they’re great for inspiration and if you’re a bit nosy like me then you should love this post!  I haven’t really got much more to say, so I’ll just get into it.

Starting with the main piece, which is my desk!  This has a right story behind it, which you might be aware of if you’ve read my Week In My Life blog post from a few weeks ago, which describes all the issues we had with this desk.  I’ll be brief, but we ordered it from Ebay for £80: we definitely weren’t expecting a desk of insane quality, however it was the only desk which fit the dimensions I needed and was a size and style I wanted, so we just went with it!  It arrived promptly, but over two days in two separate parcels which wa a little annoying, however when we opened the parcels, the desk was literally purple!  We ordered it in white, and we got some violet sham of a desk!  Anyway, Mum thought we could make it work if we painted it up, so we got to work building it for the day and everything about it was so cheap and flimsy, but in the end we managed to get my dad to strengthen the legs and stuff with brackets and fix it to the wall, mum painted it white and now it’s absolutely perfect!  And, what makes it better is we complained to the company that it was so bad, and they gave us a full refund; I got a free desk which is absolutely perfect for what I need!

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So, as you can see there is my desk!  You can buy it here (although I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re up for a serious DIY job!) and I love it!  It’s an angled corner desk so it has so much space for everything and I can have my laptop open in one corner, my work at another spot and still have room for other necessities like my printer! It makes it absolutely perfect for revision!  I also have loads of paperchase postcards on my wall as they really do make my work space such a nice, pretty place to be!

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If we start from the corner nearest my en suite, I have my lamp (although you can’t see it here, it’s just a plain desk lamp from Ikea), my pencil case for school, my diary and blogging notebook, some stabilo fineliners and a lypsl on a cute fox coaster.  The coasters were £2 for a pack of four in morrisons and they’re really lovely.  My diary is from paperchase, and my blogging notebook is from Ikea!

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Next to that I’ve got three paperchase post cards that I’m waiting to hang up; I’ve ordered some more twine from hobbycraft which should be arriving soon then I can hang them!

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In the back corner I have my pencil pot, which is just this pretty pot from Tiger which cost me £3.  I love tiger, they’ve got really unique bits for cheap prices that make my room look so nice!  This isn’t intended to be a pencil pot, I suppose it’s for plants and things or more of a small vase, but I love how it looked – anything can be what you want it to be if you try hard enough!!

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In the middle of my desk is my life-hub, my baby, my laptop! As a blogger, I spend the majority of time at my desk, on my laptop and this stores everything in my life; all my blog posts, photos and more.  It’s really important and I love having a desk which is big enough to use it on!

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Finally, on top of my desk is this very very old canon printer, but it does the job so I don’t really mind that it takes ten hours to get started or sometimes makes very scary printing noises when I’m trying to sleep!

Now, onto the drawers of my desk.  These are a bit temperamental to open, the bottom one especially but they do store some of my essentials!  As you can see, the space between my drawers and the surface of my desk holds all the paper anyone could ever need!

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My first drawer holds a multitude of things; highlighters, permenant markers, paperclips, rubbers, push pins, washi tape, mini pegs and more.  It’s super convenient to have all my highlighters so nearby.  As you can see, I have a highlighter obsession, with many more inside my pencil case.

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My second drawer has pencils, pens and coloured pencils in it.  I don’t use these often as I reach for my pencil case/pencil pot more as its easier to get to.

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This third drawer, which is deeper and harder to open, stores hole punches, staples/stapler, and notebooks and stationery that I don’t use very often.  It’s stored away here as I can’t get to it very easily.

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Any left over stationery bits and bobs are just stored in a drawer in my Ikea Malm chest of drawers which is near my desk.

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Between my desk and drawers, I have this bookshelf that my dad made for me from pallet wood.  It was good as he could make it to the exact dimensions that I had wanted to fit all my folders in nice and neatly.  It’s great as it gives me more storage and allows me to have all my school material on hand!

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The very top of the bookshelf just has some simple spooky fairylights on it and a candle that I like burning when I’m at my desk.

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The top shelf holds my school books, which are stood up by a tube of coloured pencils, a letter writing kit, a PR package I need to deal with, blu tack, some mini christmas crackers and some post it notes/note cards.

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The middle shelf has all my revision guides and GCSE workbooks, my friends box set holding them up, and then any books and notebooks that needed a place to stay!  I also have two packets of record cards here, which are £1 in wilko and make excellent, cheaper revision cards!

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Finally, my bottom shelf holds all of my folders for GCSE, they’re all from wilko apart from the final two which are morrisons.  I also have a somewhat hidden pukka pad, some plastic wallets and underneath that is my dofe info and sixth form info!

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The final thing is my Velux windows.  I have two of these in my sloping roof and one is just over my desk, which really brightens it up with natural light and makes it so much nicer to work there!


So, that was a marathon of a post!  If you’re here at the end, then I congratulate you! Make sure to leave me a comment if you liked this post, and let me know if you’d like to see a room tour, because I’d really love to do one!

Soph xx

 

 

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55 Comments

  1. October 28, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    OMG!! This desk is so perfect and I want this for me. Really giving me motivation to study…

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 28, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it!! It’s been difficult to perfect it as it was hard to build, however now it’s the best desk ever! X

      • October 28, 2017 / 7:33 pm

        I’m g;ad as they listened to your complaint and refunded you. Its your hardwork and love on the table that’s why now you love it more., It looks like an expensive table now..

        • Love, Soph
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          October 28, 2017 / 7:44 pm

          Yeah its really nice now, all thanks to my Dad! x

  2. October 28, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    You have the cutest workspace! Oh my gosh I love it all 😍😩x

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 28, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you!! It’s so nice to work there, just love it! X

  3. October 28, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Wow! Your desk is massive! I’ve got a standard desk from Ikea and it has Alex 9 draws on either side. Really loved this post! xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 28, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      I used to have two Ikea desks together, though I’ve always been looking for a larger corner desk as it’s better for how I work! Alex 9 draws are so gorgeous and I’d love some for my makeup!😍

      • October 28, 2017 / 7:37 pm

        I love my Alex 9 draws and yeah, they’d be perfect for makeup!

  4. October 28, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    You have such a big desk I need! End uo shoving my printer or laptop or books in drawers to make space for everything x

    • Love, Soph
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      October 28, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      I knew I needed a big desk and since my room has the space we decided a big one would make sense as I just needed all the room to revise and stuff! X

  5. October 28, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Ahhhh I’m so jealous of your perfect desk !! And wow you saved £80 !!!! I’m off to that website to order a purple one and hopefully they’ll give it to me in white and I can get my money back too 😉 😂 xxx

    • Love, Soph
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      October 28, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Haha they won’t give you it in white, it comes purple well and true😂we painted mine and for free seen as we had the paint and got a full refund on the desk!! Glad you liked the post! X

  6. October 29, 2017 / 7:15 am

    That desk looks awesome! I espeacelly love the bookshelf your dad made, it looks so cosy. I would love to see a room tour!

    • Love, Soph
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      October 29, 2017 / 9:54 am

      I’ll be doing one very soon! My dad is really good with making things, the bookshelf is super cosy! X

  7. October 29, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Your room looks awesome! I love your little window and did you say that you had your own en suit! What?! I loved reading your post! x Ellie 🎃🍁🍂

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Haha yeah, my room is pretty nice! Glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading xx!

  8. October 29, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Lovely post! Planning on doing something similar on my blog x

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Awesome make sure to tell me when you do x

  9. October 29, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Ahh I love your desk!! It’s hard to believe that it was such a mess when you got it! And even better you technically got it for free😂

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Yeah it’s great!😂

  10. October 29, 2017 / 11:12 am

    oh wowww!! I love the hanging up idea… I want to do something like that for my fall theme I’m trying to get done!!!! hang up some leaves or something ahaha!! great post girl!!! xx
    sareena x

    • Love, Soph
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      October 29, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      That’s such a great idea! Although falls nearly over , it’s gonna be winter soon! X

      • October 30, 2017 / 4:17 pm

        youre righttt!!! I just want some sort of cosy theme haha

  11. October 29, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Your desk is so neatly organised!
    I laughed at the desk story also, I can imagine getting it in two different parcels! 😀

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      It was so confusing, but it’s a nice desk so I’m glad it worked out alright!x

  12. October 29, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Your desk is such a handy shape, giving me so many student organisation vibes xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 29, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Yeah I love the shape, lets you spread out revision and stuff so nicely! X

      • October 29, 2017 / 8:27 pm

        Space is gold dust when revising! x

  13. October 30, 2017 / 8:42 am

    This is an amazing post. I sure would love a desk like that. 🙂

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊

  14. October 30, 2017 / 9:07 am

    So organised and neat! Love so many things on your desk (I’ve got those pens too and they are a saviour). Fairy lights are always a must, they look really pretty. x.

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    • Love, Soph
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      October 30, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Really glad you enjoyed the post! X

  15. October 30, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Oh my goodness, I love this! Your desk space is so inspiring and pretty…but fuck that company; glad you got a full refund though!

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Yeah they were pretty annoying sending out a desk that wasn’t at all what was pictured! But for free in the end and all done up by my dad it now looks perfect and I couldn’t be happier! X

  16. October 30, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    This was fun to read- I like how you decorated it and those paperchase cards are lovely 🙂

  17. October 31, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Your desk is so clean and minimalist and I WOULD DREAM TO HAVE IT. The skylight you have right above is so ethereal, I love how it overlooks the silhouette of trees too! Maybe could you also do a room or house tour? Just discovered your blog and I am loving it. <3

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 7:10 am

      I’m totally doing a Room tour soon! X

    • Love, Soph
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      October 31, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      My desk is so important for me, especially because I’m a GCSE student and revising all the time!! It’s super spacious so perfect for revision! X

  18. November 1, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Oh, I love your desk! The pictures you’ve got hanging up are pretty awesome too. Oh, and I’ve suddenly found motivation to clean my desk drawers out.. I guess I have you to thank for that! 😂😂

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      November 1, 2017 / 7:02 am

      Haha you’re welcome! X

  19. November 5, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I love you desk!! It’s so pretty, I love white furniture, it’s my fave thing ever!! It brings a lot of light to the room!! 😍🎉
    And you’re so neat and organized, I live how you organized it!! 😊😊

    • Love, Soph
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      November 5, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Haha, I’m always organised on my desk, it’s my favourite place to be; my room is a tip otherwise!! X

      • November 5, 2017 / 7:28 pm

        Lol 😂 yeah one of my fave places is my desk too!!! 😆😆

  20. November 6, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Wow what a beautiful desk space! Very nicely laid out, decor flowing well! 😀 I love your L shaped desk, it is so much better and you can put more stuff 🙂 Awesome desk tour girl! x

  21. November 6, 2017 / 6:48 am

    My stationery drawer is pretty messy and seeing yours inspires me to buy those storage boxes to organise it better thank you girl x

    • Love, Soph
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      November 6, 2017 / 6:55 am

      They’re from Ikea and they’re really good! X

      • November 6, 2017 / 7:22 am

        Really? That’s awesome! =D It is so cool! 🙂

  22. December 5, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    These post really excite me! I love all things stationery! Your desk is beautiful xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      December 5, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m loving it and I’ve used it so so much these past few months, it’s excellent for revising x

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