I've made some progress in the past several days in my soon-to-be workspace. Yesterday, I ordered the desk above. It is the Naples Executive Desk from Target. No, I don't consider myself "executive" and I did not go searching for it but instead made a quick decision on a craigslist desk!
I found a similar but smaller desk on craigslist, but when the seller gave me the dimensions I decided it was too small. The desk was also from Target. The problem was it was only 21 inches deep. It would barely fit my laptop with keyboard.
So since I liked the style, I went back onto Target's site and found this one. It is 28 inches deep with a keyboard tray so it should be fine. I like to have enough space to spread out my papers! We had to make the decision of do we buy the cheaper item that's not quite right or buy the more expensive item that's exactly what we need? At our age, we are willing to pay more for the right thing.
I've also made progress in the painting department. In a search for low or zero VOC paint, I've settled with Lowe's Valspar. It's a low VOC, less than 50, and while it does have slight odor, it is convenient and about the same price as regular paint. I did research Mythic, YOLO (through Home Depot), but those would have to be ordered & shipped and while I like to support smaller companies like YOLO, I still need to see it in person and be able to get small samples.
I settled on Valspar's Fountain Mist color. I love the name, too! I was going to try Olympic's zero-VOC, but I had already purchased a gallon of the Valspar. I did get a sample of the Olympic and I must say I hardly noticed any odor. Maybe next project I'll get the Olympic.
I wrote on the first step of progress here, and now here we are with color!
I can't tell you how awesome it is to look down the hallway and see pretty color!
If you haven't seen the before pics, you really must, there is a huge improvement!
(yes, that door & trim will be changed too!)
This week I'm hoping to be mostly done with painting and rip out the black carpet and
the new desk should arrive!
Question: have any of you painted the heaters to match the wall color? We always match it to the baseboard trim color, but this heaters are older and larger so I'm considering the wall color - if I can find a similar color in a spray paint.
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