I spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen every day. I mean, I am a stay at home mama, and my husband works from home. We are committed to a whole foods diet, which means I cook 3 meals plus snacks pretty much every day. I have a desk with my computer/binders/library books/bills etc. in the kids toy/school room, where we also spend a large majority of time. But, when you have a 3 1/2 year old who loves to practice her writing on any paper she can get her hands on (mainly my to-do lists and calendar), and 16 month old who loves to climb on my desk, shut my laptop, and then sit on it while proceeding to throw everything else on the floor...you realize you need another option.
My idea was to have my wonderful husband build me a table that it is as high as our counter tops to keep all of my important information on. That means that no one can reach up and grab my papers, and no one can climb up on it.
Here he is building the table:
Here it is all finished:
I still plan to staple the fabric to the table top, but we didn't get that far. We are trying to decide whether to keep the fabric or to paint it. For the time being the fabric will be staying. I have to say that I am so pleased with it. It is the perfect height for me to stand and work on whatever I need to. I may eventually get a bar stool to sit on...you know...after my kids stop climbing all over the place, perhaps when they have moved out?
Do you have a section in your house that you are able to keep everything without it getting disturbed? I think I took for granted my time without kids...