Solution: I built a $48 minimalist desk.
Legs: $14 from Ikea
Top: 17.00 Pine wood from Home Depot
Paint: $15 for spray paint plus top coat
I also purchased a power drill ($10), a tape measure ($1.50), and sandpaper ($3.00).
That super cool 70's chair I picked up at a used store for $3.
I wanted a space that would be clutter and distraction free, where I feel inspired to be creative and productive.
I'm typing this post with a lovely view of the pine trees out my bedroom window. It may not yet be a tiny house in the woods, but that dream is getting closer every day.
|I found a paint that makes it look like hammered metal|
Growing up in a world of convenience and cheap parlor tricks, I have an intensely deep desire to live a simple life, to work with my hands, and to be self-reliant.
There is something magnificently satisfying in seeing the outcome of one's labor; to use creativity and ingenuity to its fullest extent. There is also a security that comes with it. If the economy falls, or the lights don't turn on tomorrow, no worries.
I'll strike a match and build myself a bonfire.