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Saturday, 19 September 2015

IKEA MICKE Desk + MICKE Drawer Unit Review



A few weeks ago I started the overhaul of my bedroom, it was cluttered looking and in great need of an upheaval (seriously I had a tiny brown desk with a leaning tower stacked on top of it!). I loved the Billy Bookcase we got from Ikea and so I decided to order a desk and a few storage options from there too.

I decided on the MICKE Desk with integrated storage in white (similar here) for £60 as it looked really spacious, the white option would also go with the magnolia theme I have. Plus is it me but I find myself running out of storage options every month?!

The delivery charge is £35 no matter what you order so I made sure I got my money's worth! It does seem like a lot but after trekking all the way to Ikea in Wednesbury (to pick up the flower pots) and having to get past the hoards of queues I think I prefer having it delivered.


They arrived after a week and my Sister (ie the handyman) set to work. As usual the instructions were rubbish and there weren't any youtube videos to help us out this time round. It took the best part of a day but we got there. My main tip would be to be very careful on which side up it is as it's easy to get confused by the diagrams and put them the wrong way round. There's also 3 pairs of sliders for each side of the drawer that have to go on facing a specific way. However, the most you need for this is a hammer and a good quality small screwdriver, so it often works out cheaper than buying a pre made set that doesn't look as good.


The MICKE desk comes with a long pull out drawer that is more than enough for all your stationary needs. The desk is very sleek looking and of a good height that makes it perfect for browsing on your computer or writing up notes. The only negative I can think of is that it is prone to attracting dust, but that's nothing a quick wipe over doesn't fix.


My Sister also made her own stationary divider to put inside the drawer. Any old box would do, in this case she used a perfume box which she lined with some coloured paper. She then used cardboard cutouts (also lined with paper) to act as the dividers. It's a really creative and cheap fix to stop your stationary running mayhem!



I also ordered the MICKE Drawer Unit with drop-file storage, also in white, here for £45. It's an almost perfect fit to the desk so I put it on the side as an extension. I did order it to store bits and bobs but currently the top 3 drawers are filled with chargers, odd bits of paper, a jewellery box and the odd beauty product. The 4th drawer is a drop down file storage that is perfect for A4 documents. I purchased the SUMMERA drop down files with it for £6 here, you get black and white files so you can mix it up a bit. However, you could also use it without the files and it doubles up as quite a tall drawer.

I really wanted a new chair too as I previously had the bar stool design chairs that I just couldn't sit on for very long! Note to self: never buy plastic chairs(!) So I purchased the Hygena Charlie White Chair from Argos for £50 (similar here) that is sooo comfortable! Plus I love the criss cross design, it's so stylish!


 On the trip instore to Ikea I purchased 2 lace pots, although I'm still undecided on what I want to put in them.


I also purchased the ToaTronics Desk Lamp from Amazon for £22.99 here. I don't have much to say about this apart from it's brilliant, it has 3 light modes and a reading mode too.


This is a side view of the MICKE Desk, the shelf units on the side are also quite spacious and perfect from holding everything from books to your everyday products.

Overall, I really love my new desk, it really opens up the room and offers more space! Lastly, I also purchased some REALLY big plastic boxes to store my folders in, which were about £3 each and can be stacked on top of one another.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What products from IKEA would you recommend?



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85 comments:

  1. Great Post! I had this desk at uni and its brilliant - Love the shelves on the side so much!

    Jasmine Life Blog

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    1. Thank you! I've currently cluttered them up with books :)

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely worth it :)

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  3. I love Ikea, I wish I could buy everything from there, great post!

    lxdia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I was never into homeware much before but Ikea certainly provides a lot of inspiration :)

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  4. That desk looks really good! I love white furniture x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thank you! It looks good but there's a lot of cleaning involved ;)

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  5. It's such a cute desk! I have a white corner one and it was such a pain to put up!

    Corinne x
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    1. Thank you! Aww atleast it was worth it :0

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  6. The drawers look so handy! I'd really like an IKEA dressing table but unfortunately all my furniture is built-in :( xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. They really are! Aww atleast that takes out all the trouble of setting them up yourself :)

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  7. Ok I feel like I got the wrong ikea table now haha, this looks so much better than my plain one as it has so much storage. Maybe this can be my next one, in a few years time x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Haha sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who runs out of storage! You never know, they might have a better one in a few years :)

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  8. What a lovely desk, I just love Ikea <3 your sister is so kind with making a stationary divider for you!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Thank you! She just needs an excuse to get arty :)

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  9. What a lovely desk, I just love Ikea <3 your sister is so kind with making a stationary divider for you!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  10. What a lovely desk, I just love Ikea <3 your sister is so kind with making a stationary divider for you!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  11. The desk looks great! Your sister did a fab job :-) x

    Josie’s Journal

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  12. Love this desk. IKEA makes great, affordable furniture. Gutted I don't currently have space for one in my flat. :(

    Renata
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    1. Thank you! Aww no that's a shame :)

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  13. I LOVE the desk I just hate ikeas charge regardless of what you order but I think it looks great, I want one now too ;) xxx

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    1. Aww thanks! Haha it is a bit much :)

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  14. I wish I could buy everything from there, great post!

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  15. I have so many of those lace pots from ikea! They're just so cute
    I love desk that have lots of storage space, I am one of those people that has so much clutter and stationary that I find, the more storage, the better
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    Garland Girl

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    1. Mines are still sitting empty as I can't decide what to put in them :) I'm the same, I'm like how do I accumulate so much stuff!

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  16. Ikea is just amazing, as always :) Those are great furniture & organization/storage pieces, girlie. I'm sure you will feel extra productive at that lovely desk! ;)
    I have quite a collection of those lace pots (white & red) - they are beautiful and so handy for different things.
    xox Nadia
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    1. Haha I think I will be more likely to sit on my desk rather than lounge on my bed! Oohh a white and red theme sounds cool! :)

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  17. Looks immaculate!! I'm hoping to get something similar.
    xoMadiha

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  19. Love your desk! All the storage compartments are so handy! Your sister did a great job on the DIY stationary divider! - x

    Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you, I can never have enough storage! Aww thanks she'll be pleased to hear that :)

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  20. I have that same desk! I put up a massive victorian rectangular mirror and muji storage on the shelf bits - turned it into a make-up desk! It's so versatile!

    Angelyque Letelier - Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty blog :)
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    1. That sounds perfect, a proper vanity desk! :)

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  21. Nice desk! I'm totally in love with HEMNES serie ;)

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  22. I love IKEA and could spend hours walking through the store for inspirations. Sadly there's no IKEA where I live now, I seriously miss it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think I chose the wrong day to go, because it was so packed it was hard to get a good look in!

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  23. IKEA delivery is actually a really good idea. I usually make the whole journey to the store. :]

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    1. I don't think I'll be repeating that journey anytime soon, it was too tiring :)

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  24. The desk is so pretty and it's such a good thing it has so many drawers so you can store all your stuff and keep it off the desk itself. It looks amazing.

    TRENDGALORE
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    1. Thank you! Hopefully it does encourage me to get rid of the junk I have around :)

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  25. Like this post, looks so cute :)
    I like Ikea too
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    Svetlana
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    1. It's so useful aswell, it has everything from a bright mode to a reading mode :)

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  27. This looks great and is so affordable. Shame the shipping is so much, luckily there's an IKEA a 45 minute drive from me.

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. Thank you! That works out really well for you, it took me ages to get to our closest one :)

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  28. i love all white!

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    isa

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  29. great post
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  30. great ideas for a desk area! love your chair x

    je suis cat

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    1. Thank you! It's super comfortable too :)

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  31. I love that desk! It's much cheaper than the one I have my eye on - all it needs for me is a little top desk cubby thing and I'd be in complete and utter love!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! That does sound perfect!

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  32. I love those lace pots! These would be perfect for storing my makeup brushes. The desk look beautiful.

    Roxie x
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    1. Thank you, I'm still deciding if I want to put my brushes in there or some everyday makeup :)

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  33. The desk and storage at either side look great! Love that it's white to! Pity delivery is so expensive! Definitely worth it though!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! Haha white gets dusty so quick!

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  34. Is this the famous desk all beauty bloggers have??!?! It looks great!!! I need one :)

    xoxo Emily
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    1. Haha I'm not too sure but I did see a lot about the Alex drawers that all youtubers use :)

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  35. perfect! looks so neat! Cant wait to see it all organised with your stuff in it. And tell me about it, ikea instructions are useless!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you! Haha I kept rotating the sheet thinking maybe it's this way!

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  36. Oh wow, that is a stunning desk and perfect for staying organised! I had no idea Ikea charge £35 for delivery, seems so steep! :(

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I'm sure other furniture shops don't charge that much either :)

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  37. Great post, this helps me a lot because I've been looking for a desk from IKEA for a while now!

    Jenan
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    1. Aww thanks! I'm glad you found it useful :)

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  38. I have this desk too (without the shelves) and I love it! I used it as a makeup station in my previous flat and now I use it as a proper work station :) Xx

    Ally | Glam O’Clock

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    1. SNAP! It's so versatile, you could basically set it up however you wanted :)

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  39. great office space !! loving it :)

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  40. What a lovely desk - I absolutely love visiting Ikea for homewear, such good quality with not too big of a price! I have the Malm dresser in my room and absolutely love it

    Toni x
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    1. Thank you! Oooh I'm going to have to check that out :)

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  41. love that desk! love white furniture. but it gets dirty so fast ughhhhh

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    1. Thank you! I just dust it down with a cloth and it works out well :)

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  42. I want new furniture now!
    charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  43. Great desk organization. I also have the lace pots and they are so cute!
    Love the chair!

    Sophie.

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