Monday, December 3, 2012

Three is Not a Crowd

My husband found a black parsons desk on Craig's List about 2 weeks ago.  It was the perfect style and fit, but the seller went MIA after initial negotiations.  So, we searched and searched for a replacement, but surprisingly, it was almost impossible to find.  I found one that was very similar, but had solid legs.  That didn't work because the desk placement is perpendicular to an open bookcase.

I decided to contact the Craig's List seller of the original desk myself, and 3 days later we made a deal!!

In addition, I also came across another tall bookcase while searching online.  I wasn't really looking for one, but when I saw it I thought it would make the office area more complete.  Now the niche is entirely "one" large bookcase.  I also made a deal with her the next day- I was on a roll!

Speaking of being on a roll- I really was!  Thursday morning I went with my husband to get the bookcase, just 2 blocks away.  That was a decent roll home on the furniture dolly.  Then after I got home from work, we took the bus to get the desk.  That was just over a mile of rolling, but we did it :)

So, yes, three tall bookcases in our apartment give optimal storage in our small space!  In a smaller apartment, it is important to use vertical storage to maximize the floor space you do have.  My trick to make a white and a wood bookcase look cohesive, to appear as one large bookcase, is to use a decorative paper to line the backs of both units.  I will choose a color(s) to accent the drapery pattern.

Here is my Interior Idea for the office bookcases:


  1. You keep finding the good stuff!

    Thanks for the helpful hints.

  2. Excellent. You are good at finding the good pieces AND incorporating them together.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!! I'm glad you like what you see!


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