As I mentioned in my last post, I've got a list of things to do this summer - stuff I didn't have the energy or inclination to do while I was teaching. So summer time it is. Can I just say, first, though, how much I love summer? It is SO luxurious, after 10 months of a very inflexible schedule, to be able to sleep in, or not. To be able to go to a thrift store whenever I just feel like it. To be able to go for a bike ride or a walk at 2pm. And definitely, DEFINITELY to take a mini road trip to Nanton to go antiquing! The next item on my list of summer goals: figure out a desk.
I had an extremely improvised little shelf to hold my computer made of a $5 cupboard door from the As Is section in Ikea and a couple of brackets. It was very sad and definitely not chic.
Nanton is a town an hour south of the big city of Calgary. It's a quaint little town, and has marketed itself as the antique capital of southern Alberta. It has a bunch of antique stores lining its main street. So cute.
So, back to the desk. My budget was rather small. They had a whole bunch of gorgeous roll-top desks and neat little secretaries but they were out of my price range. I didn't want to spend all my savings. But then upstairs I found this rustic little table. And the best part: it was only $130!
Storage is still a problem. I am going to need to figure something out for filing and paper storage and the like. I also need to get a shorter chair as mine doesn't quite fit underneath (it's just one of my dining chairs anyway). I also need to fix that chalkboard situation and maybe relocate them. They are a bit awkward there.
In the meantime, though, I also picked up that cool lemon crate on top of the desk.
On top is a treasure I found while on a nature walk with my dad on his piece of property in the country. Who knows how it got that round hole! It sort of looks like someone might have been using it for target practice, but then wouldn't the bullet have gone out the other side? It's perfectly intact, other than that hole right there on the front. Anyway, as you can see, I decided to turn it into a bit of a terrarium. The moss seems to be happy in there! We'll see about the fern.
I love treasure hunting! It's so fun!