I truly don't know why this is, but around the Fourth of July each year I find myself at IKEA buying furniture that I will need to assemble. I did this last year with bookcases for the kids' rooms as you can read about here. As I noted in that post, several years ago, I put together four giant Billy bookshelves from IKEA over the Fourth of July holiday.
This year we were concentrating on expanding Meg and Clare's desks. Several years ago, we bought them very basic white Micke desks from IKEA. At the time I bought them, the store only had desks with green drawers in stock, so that is what the girls received.
The girls have become older. They continue to use their desks for art, but they also use them for homework. In fact, during our brief homeschooling stint, Clare used her desk to take her standardized test. The girls have more books and more school supplies. To help them organize their lives a bit better, we added the Micke drawers and hutch. The hutch comes with a large magnetic white board. These additions meant a lot of assembly for me and my back is definitely paying the price. But the final product is worth it.