Workspace of the Week: Tiny desk

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AlmostBunnies’ dining room office:

I’m drawn to this office because of its unconventional location and assembly. For space issues, AlmostBunnies needed the office to be located in the corner of the dining room and for the desk to be as small as possible. Even though the work surface is small, with the help of the storage shelving to the left of the desk, there is space for a paper shredder, inbox, printer, task light, and file box. Additionally, the cables match the wall paint, so they go relatively unnoticed. A description from the owner:

My hunt for a perfect chair is finally over … this vintage chair I scored at a flea market yesterday. I just re-uphostered the cushion with linen and Voila! It’s a perfect match and I’m absolutely loving it.

Again, this desk is DIY. I couldn’t find the right size desk top (small enough to fit in our tiny dining room), so I bought this pine wood panel, had it cut, pained it in white and added the legs from IKEA.

Also notice I spary-painted the IKEA VIKA INGE legs in white because they only come in silver and I’ve never liked it 🙂

Thank you, AlmostBunnies, for your submission to our Flickr group.

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Tiny desk”

  1. posted by becoming minimalist on

    there’s just so much pride contained in something that we create ourselves. nicely done.

  2. posted by Adventure-Some Matthew on

    What a great little workspace! This looks like it would fit my currently-empty space. I’ve been looking for a small secretary’s desk to put in the empty space beside the couch, with no luck so far. I might have to head over to the lumber yard and see what I can find to make my own…

  3. posted by Lori on

    I didn’t realize you could just buy table legs. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities for me now!

    This is a cute little workspace. Sometimes a tiny desk is all that is needed.

  4. posted by Shalin on

    Cute enough to pinch – nice job! 😉

  5. posted by Sue on

    Honestly, if I was working in my dining room on a desk that small, I’d move everything over to the dining room table. I don’t like using a cramped work surface.

  6. posted by Sue on

    I’m going to expand on my previous thoughts. I just went to her page, and it looks like she makes cards, like me. Now I’m sure I could never use desk that tiny to make cards. I’m currently using an old dining room table and I spread out all over it when I’m in the process of creating a card.

  7. posted by almostbunnies on

    Sue – I actually don’t make cards on the desk. You are right I usually use the dining table right next to it when I do crafts. I made this desk area primarily for my laptop. I HATED resting my laptop on the dining table when I was not using it and I was toying with the idea of making my own tiny desk for a long time just so I could have a “home” for my laptop.

    I say this on my flickr all the time but if we had an extra room for our office area, I would utilize that space much differently but for now having two tiny desks for both my husband and I and the dining table in one area is working perfectly for us.

  8. posted by catherine on

    i just got to thinking, musing on chile… if you’ve lost everything, how do you go about “re-cluttering?” anyone been through this? (sorry if you have! or maybe i shouldn’t be sorry? as i mentioned: musing.)

  9. posted by queenofkaos on

    I LOVE this idea of having a little desk for my laptop. I like to listen to audio/video on mine often while I’m in the kitchen and have nowhere that I really like to put it.

    I have a nice little spot that has a tiny wooden tv tray right now for the phone that could use something better. We just redid out countertop with pine/epoxy and I want to make a kitchen table to match.

    Now I want to make a little desk too!

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

  10. posted by Carla | Green and Chic on

    Because I work primarily from a laptop, that size desk would be perfect for me. When I need writing, organizing space, etc, I use a small table. I’m still having a difficult time knowing where to put items since I am an online retailer and have inventory at home. Once I move, I will figure it out.

  11. posted by Jill on

    Very cute workspace, I really like the dragonfly paper holder (?)

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