I had a vision of side-by-side workspaces, where Rusty and I could work merrily together, each of us sipping tea and typing away at our personalized desks. You see side-by-side desks all the time on places like Lifehacker, always with impeccable cord management. It is a vision of calm productivity.
So now that I had my own customized painted desk, I had to make one for Rusty too. I snagged another Craislister and considered my options. I wanted something personalized that would not clash with the blue desk.
Ultimately, I ended up with this:
The drawers are covered with photos that Rusty took, generally of rocks. The photos are printed on regular acid free paper and mod podged onto the desk, which I primed and painted white. I hand painted the trim around the drawers black.
The knobs were cheapo ones from Amazon, which I spray painted with a Krylon yellow.
Everything got sealed with polyacrylic. Easy peasy.
The question remains: will we ever realize the dream of working simultaneously at side-by-side desks? I better go clear off that pile of Jo-Ann coupons from mine first.