My new favorite spot in our home: a desk + a painting

I am so excited about my new spot in the house…our little kitchen office! Well, it’s not really all mine I guess, but my thoughtful hubby does refer to it as my desk.


For months, we have been trying to figure out how to fill the open space between our kitchen and family room. We have an office, however my husbands work stuff is in there and it’s hard to jump on the computer with our little Curious George, Rocco, pulling out important items from the desk drawers and cabinets. So, we decided that a kitchen workspace would be a perfect option!

With a budget in mind, we headed to IKEA and found the perfect fit for both the space and our decor style. The modern and sleek MICKE desk in white. Yes, we did have to put it together in typical IKEA fashion, but given it’s simplicity it take much time at all.


Along with filling the floor space, we needed to fill the empty wall space above it. So, we asked my mom, who is quite the artist, to paint a version of a “LOVE” design we saw while visiting Austin, TX last Fall. We found it on a canvas at a boutique and displayed on coasters we bought from South Austin Gallery at a market on South Congress.


My mom painted it on a 30×24 canvas with acrylic paint. It turned out beautifully! She has a serious God-given gift. We are so in LOVE with it, pun intended!


This small house project has already provided huge benefits! Having our desktop computer in our main living space is great. I feel like we use it way more than we used to (versus iPads and iPhones a.k.a carpal tunnel). And it works as a nice transition between our kitchen and living room, since we opted out of putting a kitchen table there (we have a larger island we use that seats four and a dining room for formal dinners). Plus, when Rocco is older I’ll have a clear view of the computer screen when he is using it (wink).


It’s amazing how a little house project can make such a big difference and bring a girl so much joy! A big thanks to my sweet hubby and mama for bringing my vision to life! Now…onto envisioning ideas for other blank spaces in our home, even if it does take a month, or two or twelve to come to life (wink).


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