so, i am finally finished with the actual wall painting part of the project... dark gray-blue walls and bright yellow ceiling! The pictures are looking a little more buttery yellow than sunshine yellow, but believe me, it's sunshiney!
I've also gotten a better idea of how I want the actual "office" part of my desk to look. I was really inspired by this office I found on pinterest:
Ikea countertop that is 8 feet long and only $39! The little problem is that 8 feet is a little too long to fit in/on top of my car, and no matter what you buy at ikea, it's $100 for them to ship it to you! I'll figure out something though.
I also decided I am finally going to get an Expedit shelving system from Ikea. I've always wanted one, and I just kept waiting and waiting and the price kept going up and up, so at this point it's like $50 more than it was a couple years ago, and I'm sure it's not going down, so I'm just going to finally get one.
inspiration board for my office, so I started doing some research to see how easy/difficult it would be to paint the interior of the shelves, and I found ikeahackers.net, where people share their revamped Ikea furniture, and I found this post where a guy used contact vinyl on his shelves:
I think it looks great and I'm looking into getting yellow vinyl on ebay. I also really like the inserts for the Expedit system - there's one that's a door and one that has 2 drawers, but holy bejeezus those things are $35 each! Hello, you're IKEA!