As many others are, I’m working from home for the foreseeable future while helping my kids with online school (husband is also at home and doing school, so I can’t complain). He has a dedicated office, though, since he’s been freelancing for years. I’m extremely lucky that my two boys still want to share a room and I can carve out a desk in our unused guest room. Since I’ve been home I’ve added to the 1970’s Sears French provincial “Bonnet” desk I’ve had as a kid and now have a proper desk (that’s even a sit-stand situation!!). The only problem is it shows every one of the nine million wires and cords I have crisscrossed behind it. I am no sewer (having taken one class in high school and watched my mom only a handful of times when she made costumes or dance skirts for us the night before they were needed.)
It didn’t turn out exactly as I envisioned, but I am happy with it! It’s made from an old queen sized bed sheet that I cut and hemmed to fit, then added ball fringe and did a poor job gathering the top. I added the rickrack since the bottom was sad, and it’s attached with fabric-strength adhesive Velcro. I was imagining more fluffy curtain with rainbows, and this looks more like the skirt of a folklorico dancer—I consider that a win either way.
Here’s my four year old modeling my curtain/his cape.
I realized I don’t have a before pic, but sit/stand desks are super expensive!! Mine is actually an adjustable tool bench that works perfectly—and while not exactly cheap—is far more reasonable at about $180 and built like a tank. Link to bench