Those three words were said a lot between Andy and I during our first six months of marriage. Andy was studying for his masters and I, the CPA. There were many nights where we went our seperate ways in order to study. That being said, we instantly knew the second room we wanted to transform, the 3rd bedroom to an office. Afterall, one of the main reasons we jumped on buying a house versus renting was the fact it was hard for two human beings to be effective studiers every night in a one bedroom apartment.
Here is the study before (previous owners had two little girls and what I thought two cute bedrooms)
Just like couch shopping, desk shopping didn’t go well either. Everything was overpriced for the quality. So our solution, Andy the Carpenter. He built this desk and we spend practically a whole week, every weeknight pre-staining, staining and a finishing coat. Overall, as our first piece of furniture we built without a saw (Home Depot does free cuts for you if you know your measurements!), plans or experience, I think it turned out pretty well.
And to top the room off, my Aunt Brenda gave us this nice chair that she was no longer using. It works well with the room, plus it was free, our favorite kind of furniture!