disclosure: this post is sponsored by Lamps Plus.

We just took a family road trip.

You know.

The one that lasts about seven states and 14 bathroom stops and two bags of atomic fireballs.

In an effort to promote family togetherness and pull people’s eyes away from screens, I started a game of “Would You Rather?” Have you ever played that game before? There’s an actual board game sold in stores with over 800 questions or you can play it via an app on your phone.

It’s a game that asks you to decide between two things.

Like would you rather live a life without elbows or a life without knees?

Or would you rather speak in front of 4,000 people or wear a frog costume for a month?

Would you rather be able to read a book or read a mind?

Would you rather have wisdom or would you rather have strength?

Would you rather give up coffee or your phone?

Thought-provoking scintillating questions.

So here’s my decorating version of “Would You Rather?”

Would you rather have a desk that was plain jane and ordinary….

…or one that can go all transformer and morph into three things?

You chose the desk with superpowers?

Oh good.

Me, too.

Isn’t this a fun game?

Westleigh put in a request for more desk space for her room.

She wanted to spread out and craft and read and write and draw hand-written letters and put on make-up and she needed desk space for all that. Her other desk had amazing storage, but it didn’t really have a lot of space to spread out. We are in the middle of re-doing her closet and were able to move most of the things in her desk to her closet and so that freed us up for different desk options.

And then?

I found this desk over on the Lamps Plus website. You can see it here.

And it’s UNDER $100 DOLLARS.

It literally has superpowers.

Especially if you have a small room with limited space that wants to live big.

Here’s the desk with both sides lined up together.

The two desks layer on top of each other when you push them against the wall.

You can see how they attach here.

Here are the two sides of the desk together against the wall.

But wait.

That’s not all it can do.

Here’s the desk pulled out at a forty-five-degree angle.

It’s so easy to move.

You just pull it out.

Here’s a close-up of the roller feet.

It’s super flexible and super easy to move.

You just pull it out and it glides into place.

We added this set of blush velvet dining chairs with gold legs to her room.

There’s one for each side of the desk.

You always need an extra chair for guests.

They are actually dining room chairs and they come in a set of two.

You can see them here.

This is how Westleigh keeps it most of the time.

She LOVES all the extra space and the flexibility of the desk and the chairs.

Two ways. One desk.

Amazing. Right?

I thought that was all it could do.


Until the other day I came in and she had it arranged like this.

Just when you thought desk life couldn’t get any better, it went and changed again.

This arrangement is perfect for a small room.

Look at all that desktop area without taking up too much space.

And now for my answers to the game:

1.  Life without knees

2.  Speak in front of 4,000 people.

3.  Read a book

4. Wisdom

5.  My phone

Hello Captain Obvious.

What is life without coffee?

How about you?

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  1. Image for Eileen Azzinaro Eileen Azzinaro

    I just love that desk. It could be used in a livingroom and open it up for anything, even a buffet setup. What versatility. So clever..

  2. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    What a cool desk at an amazing price!! I went to IKEA when we remodeled/redecorated my daughter's closet, her room and her playroom turned study room. I am pretty sure I paid more than $100 for the desk set-up in her study room. My hubby and I are total DIYers, and after paying to have our deck redone this year, I am glad we took her multi-room project on ourselves. Lol!!! Yes, I agree, I would rather have coffee than my phone.

  3. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    This is such a cute desk, just right for a young ladies room. Your girls are growing up so fast, love reading your blog, thanks.

  4. Image for Loryl Loryl

    OHHH! I think this would also work I in my craft/sewing/office room. And those chairs are super cute, love the gold tone legs! And I’m with you, life without coffee is NOT gonna happen🥰

  5. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    Knees! 4,000! Would you rather be able to read a book (so does this mean I could read anything other than books???) or read a mind? If so, I'd go with MIND. I can read other stuff... Wisdom! And, I'd give up coffee before my phone. The desk is cool. I think it would work in my guest room!

  6. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Now that is a cool desk!!! Perfect for her room......compact and expandable in one piece of furniture 👍. Good looking too!

  7. Image for maureen maureen

    I'm wondering if this desk is strong enough to hold a sewing machine on one part and a serger on the other? What is your opinion? I would rather have my elbows.


    So creative and can transform to the needs at the time! Brilliant! I looked at one that was mounted to the wall to minimize floor space. Decided against it as I didn't want to face the wall all the time. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    I am in LOVE with this desk!!! I’m with Westleigh—I think I need this, too. I’m planning the set up already...and then she can be my twin. ❤️

  10. Image for Angela Thompson Angela Thompson

    I agree with all your answers. Who could live without coffee? What a sweet desk. I'm looking to change mine out for more room and this would be ideal. Thank you for your wonderful ideas always.

  11. Image for JC at the uncommon pearl JC at the uncommon pearl

    This desk is perfect for her! The options are so practical AND pretty ...it's hard to find those two things together! I made up questions like this game for a road trip we took with our daughter and her then boyfriend. Hahaaa, we had him trapped in the car and got to know him a lot better!! 😉 He passed the test and they were martied two years ago.😍

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