Before & After: A Desk Transformation

published Feb 17, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

I have always dreamt of having a “couple’s desk”. However, every apartment we’ve had hasn’t given us the proper space for this to happen. Luckily, for Valentine’s Day my guy surprised me with a rearranged space and enough room for my dream double desk to finally happen!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

In the before photo above, you can see our original desk. It housed his cluttered workstation and was large — but not large enough for two people. The space is nearly seven feet wide — perfect for two workspaces! All it took was a trip to IKEA for a 78″ tabletop and five legs. The tin boxes on the desk house a lot of our typical office clutter. We’re both huge collectors of prints, so we were able to finally showcase the ones that had been tucked away in storage.

In the end, we had a great workspace for two. Now when we work at the same time we can share things and talk about our day. What’s better than working next to your loved one?

Images: Meg Lewis