You know how strangely funny some things are that it just feels like it was meant to be? I wanted a desk or table in my home office that had to fit in this particular space. I'd looked at stores but it was hard to find the exact size. I needed it to be between 50 and 52 inches wide, light wood (preferably oak to match the other two), relatively sturdy and reasonably priced. I found a maple desk listed on Craig's List before we left for Japan more than a month ago but we didn't have time to investigate it so we let it go.
Well, two nights ago I was looking at old listings on Craig's List and I saw the desk still there. She had it listed for $150.00 which was more than I wanted to pay so I left a message asking if she'd consider $75.00. She called and said I could have it for that price if I came before Saturday. We went today and picked it up and I couldn't believe it fit our space perfectly. Not only that but the wood turned out to be not maple but solid oak. Also, Gloria, who sold it to me is from the Chicagoland area and went to Northwestern University in Evanston 5 minutes from where I lived.
Some things are just meant to be. I'm so excited and now my office feels complete! I now have a writing desk, a computer desk and a sewing table. Yahoo!
Does anybody have any advice on what brand of sewing machine I should get? I'm not a great sewer. I need something that will sew jeans hems.