I do spend quite a bit of time at my desk and have always thought it was a rather boring looking piece of furniture. Functional but not very pretty. In need of something - a makeover! Here it is pre-pretty:
I cut out lots of pictures from magazines, my old shoe calender, and pieces of wrapping paper then stuck these all over the desk until it was completely covered. I applied a top-coat of PVA glue and waited, impatiently, for it all to dry before placing a sheet of acrylic over the top surface.
I bought a pink and purple leopard print beach towel to cover the chair with, laid it over the chair, pinned it into place and then sewed it while on to ensure a snug fit. I cut up two old scarves to make ties to fix the towel seat cover around the arms so it is easy to remove for cleaning.
A piece of glass makes a good, see-through coaster. The pink pen-pot is a plastic sundae cup which nicely matches my pink lamp! The only problem with the acrylic top is that my bluetrack mouse can't be detected so I need to use a mousemat.
My dog had to check out the underneath of the desk . . .
I much prefer sitting at my desk now and feel it's more me. Next on the pretty-up list: a set of drawers that I want to use for storing my paperwork in. I'm torn between spraying them gold and going for a distressed look or continuing the desk theme . . .
Thanks for stopping by and for reading!