So, I knew with back-to-school sales I would find a good deal on a desk, and holding out for a couple weeks saved me even more - this desk was at Walmart for $37, and I bought it on clearance for $29. It's just a simple white parsons desk, which is exactly what I wanted. I knew it would be small enough to fit into our master bedroom without crowding, and wouldn't feel heavy and overwhelming because it's white. Here it is in the box:
(click to enlarge photos)This is probably very similar to the back-to-school desks you'll find in other stores, like Target - Walmart is just easily accessible to me (1 minute away as opposed to the nearest Target being an hour away). It was fairly simple to assemble, I did it by myself while Marshmallow was napping.
As you can see, it's easy. Insert wooden dowel into legs, and line up with holes in the top; then put bolts and washers into pre-drilled holes (you can tighten these with your hands almost all the way, and it included a hex key which I used to tighten the last little bit). Then, just turn it right side up!
(That is Isabelle the mini schnauzer checking on my handiwork!)
So yes, I simply reiterated what the instructions already stated! But I'm happy with it, and whenever I finish (or get to a good point) putting together our bedroom, I'll show it in it's permanent environment :)