Uncategorized

Shopping for a Desk: Which One?

I need to get a new desk. I sold my old one because I didn’t think I’d use my desktop computer anymore and I don’t really need one with my laptop…but I find myself wanting to pull out my old PC just for Windows Live Writer (the BEST blogging software). Anyway, here’s the ones I’m looking at. Whatcha think? 

White Langston from World Market – $179 (+ free shipping!)

9337 XXX v1 w2000

Threshold Mixed Materials from Target – $99

14404863 130218103000

Belmont White World Table from Crate & Barrel – $399 (on sale) + I have a 15% coupon. The thing I love about this one is that I could stand at it! It’s counter height. But it’s pricey!

Belmont white work table with stainless steel top

Brooklyn Work Table from World Market – $175 (on sale) + free shipping. This one is also standing height but the reviews say it scratches easily. But, a much better price point. 

20139 XXX v1 w2000

I love the idea of a standing work station but these desk options are also much deeper – 27″ vs. 20″ of the regular desks so they are pretty big. I have the space but worry it might just look odd. 

Any thoughts? Any other suggestions? I’ve also been scouring Craigslist but everything is so big and formal, like big executive desks. Not my style. 

Rate This Post

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
    at

    I love the first one! Then again that may just be because of the cute setup… ;-). But I do really like white for desks.

  • christina
    at

    White Langston (#1) for SURE! You’ll love having the little shelves, plus it’s adorable. Just from experience, Target’s particle board furniture blows. I type this as I’m staring at my broken Target dresser…

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    at

    I vote #1! It looks the best and provides shelves.

  • Jen
    at

    I love the texture of wood–it looks more homey and warm–and I’m also a fan if darker, more rustic-looking metal, so I’d say #2 or #4. Wonder if you could varnish or otherwise treat the wood in #4 to make it more scratch-resistant somehow? I’ve been wanting a standing desk for a while, if you go with one of those, it would be great to hear your thoughts!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
      at

      good point! Wood is homey and warm! I have my work desk all rigged up so it can be standing when I want it to. It’s great – but if I’m in heels, I’m sitting. 🙂

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    at

    The first one gets my vote as well — simple, but functional.

  • Mina
    at

    I have an adjustable desk at work so I can sit to stand. I never sit, never. I love standing at my desk.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
      at

      I have mine set up to sit or stand too. But when I wear heels, I can’t stand! My feet hurt! 🙂 I do love standing though – I swear time goes faster!

  • Mina
    at

    That should say “I can sit or stand”. I really need to start proof reading before hitting submit……

  • Nicole
    at

    I love the Threshold desk. I am all about furniture like that these days, though. I bought my desk at a small antique store for about $50. It’s not perfect but it was a pretty excellent deal.

  • Bethany
    at

    I got my last one from overstock. It’s hit or miss sometimes, but if they have what you want, they often have it for a pretty good price – plus cheap shipping!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    at

    My favorite has to be number 1! I think it would look great in any room!

  • brittany
    at

    Hey Teri – you might check out this post, my husband just made us standing desks and I love it!!! http://brittsblogging.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/how-to-make-a-low-cost-at-home-standing-desk/

  • purelytwins
    at

    #1 or #4 – we like both 🙂
    sorry if that doesn’t help much haha

  • Naomi
    at

    I like #1 the best, but I’d definitely check out thrift/consignment stores first. Some have such great deals. I always forget about trying there first, but was recently looking for a dresser and decided to stop in a local thrift store. I found a really nice armoire-type dresser (real hardwood, not particle board or veneer) and only paid $65. And, it was obvious that I could have talked them down, but that’s never been something I’m comfortable doing. Oh well…could have saved even more, but it was still a great deal.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
      at

      Thanks for the suggestion! I looked a while ago but I’d kinda forgotten about them. I’ll check back. And I’m the woorrrrst negotiator. I feel sooo awkward!