Sometimes you have to live in a place for a year or so before you start seeing better ways to arrange things. This weekend I rearranged some furniture in my bedroom.
On Saturday, I went to IKEA together with sunjan, Justina and little Elias to buy a bureau. With some help from darnia, I moved one of my 80cm Billy bookcases to the long side of the wall, took off the lower half of the back panel, sawed out a notch at the back of the bottom shelf for the wall socket, plugged in an extension cord, routed the cord behind and on the side of the bookcase, and put it in the space between two other Billys. After that, it was just a question of moving the books...
The empty space at the short side of the room was soon filled by the 60cm Billy I had standing by the foot of the bed, which in turn gave me a place for the Jonas bureau. It took nearly three hours to put the bloody thing together, what with the nearly 60 screws, 40 wooden plugs, 30+ nails and various other hinges and drawers and other details that needed to be assembled. I got a very nice blister on my thumb from the screwdriver.
But finally I got everything in place, and now I have a slightly better working space than my kitchen table. Worth the sweat and money, I think.