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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!