Before getting my new job I was on the hunt for an inexpensive desk situation. (Are you noticing a theme with my decor options yet?) I didn't see anything that I loved, so in the end we used a drop-leaf table we had sitting in our back bedroom as a desk for me. It's been okay. The problem I'm having is that there's nowhere to put anything, like notebooks, folders, etc. I am definitely going to need something bigger. In an ideal world I'd get the Bedford system from Pottery Barn, but in an ideal world it wouldn't cost $800 for a desk.
I still need to get a desk chair as well (currently using the one from Alan's desk) so I have a feeling I'll be spending some time shopping this weekend.