Friday, August 14, 2009

Desk Dreams

The husband and I have a guest room/office that is on the cusp of greatness. First came the throw pillows, then came the lamp, and soon, the paint (yes, I finally made a decision). Then, finally, it will be time for the desk.

We used to have 2 desks (1 in my apartment, 1 in his) but saw no reason for the 2nd one. Once we got married, we would have only one working desktop PC, a MacBook, and an old desktop PC that was on its way out. So, we got rid of my desk. We gave it to...actually, I don't remember what we did with my old desk. Good Will, maybe? The trash? Gosh I'm glad it's the weekend - my brain is fried! Anyway, with Grad School resuming this October, the husband and I decided it was time to create some space for me in the office.

I had been drooling over this Parsons Desk from West Elm for months and months...

Isn't it gorgeous? John & Sherry over at YoungHouseLove have the same one in glossy white:
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Unfortunately, at $329, it was oceans away from our price range.

Then came the Mini Parsons Desk from West Elm...

just as chich but even more adorable!

Alas, our newlywed budget could never take the $250 beating.

Then, out of nowhere, I stumbled upon this little gem...Could it be? A nearly identical Parsons Desk from Walmart of all places for just forty-nine dollars?!

I immediately told the husband about the desk. His response? "It's very simple...but definitely nice and modern". I agree - it is perfect!

Sadly, they are out of stock in BOTH Walmarts in our area, as well as the Walmart near my mom's house in New York AND they are out of stock online. Ugh! What's a girl to do? I must have this desk!


So, my plan is to obsessive-compulsively check the website and call each Walmart in the surrounding area every single day until I find one in stock. And if I ever feel like giving up, I will look at this for inspiration to continue in my pursuit for the perfect (and affordable) desk...



So, what is your most recent "must-have" item?

9 comments:

mary said...

This is so ironic! I just got my West Elm catalog the other day and was drooling over this desk, too. I am floored to hear that Walmart has it. I better pay a visit to our local Walmart to check it out!

Joi said...

I hate when things are out of stock!

It looks like a great desk! good luck in your hunt!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

Wow, an identical one at Wal-mart? That is awesome! I bought the white one a while back & the size & look is just perfect, now to look for rolling file cabinets & a hutch that will match, they're a tad high for me at West Elm.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I once saw one on Overstock.com for like $149?! It was the deal of the century, but sold out before I got my chance. I saw these online from WM, and heard they aren't very sturdy? BUT, for the price, what can ya do, right?! Let us know if you find it and what you think!!

Lynett said...

Have you checked overstock? They had a similiar one for about $150 and you know they always have free shipping.

My current must have is the Lucite Coffee Table from CB2!!!

Averill said...

You'll have to give us a full review once you get one -- I've always though the West Elm Parsons desk was a bit too pricey for what it is and I love the Walmart alternative!

thriftylittleblog said...

Walmart does have some surprisingly great furniture pieces. I'm crossing my fingers that you find it!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I hope it comes off of back order soon!!

Rebecca said...

Wow that desk looks identical to your inspiration and for $49 its a steal!!! Great find!

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