You may not have the room or budget for a home office, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one. With a little creativity you can find the space and turn an inexpensive desk into a great looking piece of furniture.
Swap out your sofa table for a desk, then add desk accessories, a lamp and chair that complement your existing furniture. In this instance I avoided a standard desk lamp and chair as I wanted this office area to look like part of the room.
Next I changed the knob that came with the desk. I purchased this knob from Hobby Lobby, who has a large selection. You can also find great knobs at Lowe’s and Home Depot. I completed the look with a tassel, also from Hobby Lobby.
The desk is from Office Depot , it’s the Real Space Writing Desk and retails for $139.99.
Desk accessories and supplies from the See Jane Work collection at Office Depot. Chair from World Market. Knob and Tassel from Hobby Lobby.
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