I took a break from all the textile art (necklace, abstracts, and pretty yellow flowers) to re-arrange some furniture, with smile inducing results.  It can be so tricky to decorate our small townhouse because sometimes I have to work with what we have and work with limited funds. 

I've mentioned the need to find a work surface for Hubby - something small, for casual use.  After lots of hmmm-ing and haw-ing, we decided not to find a unit to serve as guest storage and his desk.  We decided it makes the most sense for me to just share the office, instead of relegating him to the guest room.  With a location determined, we thought about getting a vintage teak unit, like the one pictured below, to replace my expedit and serve as his work surface. 

Too expensive!

But the unit in question is $1400+ and doesn't meet all of our storage needs (one day I will show you what is behind the white door).  Plus, it seemed like just too much furniture for the office.  Then I had the genius plan of moving the office chair downstairs into the living room (not sure what I will do with the two chairs - from Loblaws grocery store - that used to live there) and finding a narrow console table/desk for the now empty office corner.  Although the office space is still empty, here is the chair in the living room.  I am loving it there!  Remember, the room will have new throw pillows soon.

Living room with old chairs:

I like my little grocery store chairs because they are comfy (and cheap!),
but they just looked so blah . . .

Living room with my office chair:

The whole L-shaped living/dining area seems much larger now

Finally - a good shot of the fabric!

The empty office space.  See pics of it before I dismantled it here.

Kind of what we're looking for - even narrower would work.  We just want something that isn't a huge executive desk.  I have already posted a "want ad" on the local online classifieds and am starting yard saling soon, so I'm hoping to find something perfect, for a bargain!

West Elm