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Shaker Thumbs is your opportunity to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to a product or service you have used and that you'd recommend to other Shakers or warn them away from.

Today I'm giving a big thumbs-up to the West Elm Mid-Century Mini Desk. It's available in different finishes, including white, acorn, and dark mineral, but the one I've got is in oregano.

image of my home workspace, showing my desk, a white chair, and various art pieces on the wall above
My home workspace.

I really fell in love with desk the moment I saw it, but I didn't want to recommend it until I had been using it a good long while, since it's a pricey piece of furniture. Well, I've now been using it for about two and a half years, and I still love it enormously.

It was relatively easy to put together, and it has stayed secure; I haven't had to tighten anything or make any other adjustments. The finish has kept up extremely well, even with various spills and cats jumping on it. The drawer is still as smooth on its runners as it was day one. Form and function remain A+ across the board!

I spend a lot of hours at my desk every day, so it's important to me to have a place to work that is both practical and enjoyable. And it fits into a small space, without making me feel squeezed. Plus: It's so pretty!

So, I know there probably aren't a lot of people currently in the market for a new desk, lol, but I figured it was worth sharing, in case anyone is or will be in the near future — especially if, like me, you need something that also looks nice enough to be seen in your main living space.

It's such a super drag to spend a lot of money on a piece of furniture that disappoints, so I'm happy to report that this purchase was absolutely a good investment. I expect to be able to use it for many years to come.

Anyway! Give us your thumbs-up or thumbs-down in comments!

[Just to be abundantly clear, I am not affiliated in any way with companies or products recommended in this series, nor am I receiving any form of payment from them. Anything I share here is just because I like it!]

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