It's almost Christmas! :)
But, before Christmas begins I have a little makeover to share with all of you.
A few months ago Adam's parents gave us this desk for me to use as a workspace.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before photo. :(
Anyways I got the idea to cover the entire desk with book pages and incorporate blackboard paint.
Two things I love: blackboard paint and books. :)
So I used Mod Podge and some book pages and got to work.
(It took three whole books to cover this bad boy!)
Here is the finished project:
After I covered the entire desk, I got the idea to paint blackboard paint on the top.
The only problem was that I had already covered the top with the book pages,
and thus it was not very smooth.
Luckily, Adam's dad had left his Dremmel at our house so I just used this to sand the top smooth.
I taped off the area I wanted painted and sanded it down and then painted it using a small roller.
Unfortunately, the tape I used ended up ripping off the book pages and part of the paint.
I was a little discouraged at this point because not only was it looking pretty crappy where
the book pages ripped off, but the paint was all jaggedy on the edges. :(
But I wasn't really satisfied with the size of the blackboard area either,
so I decided to just use the roller and free hand it, letting the rough edges work for me.
I am now loving the grungy edges of the painted area. :)
I also decided to keep the original hardware because I liked the Art Deco look it gave the desk.
I love the mixture of all the different elements coming together in this desk.
The vintage looking book pages, the grungy blackboard paint, and the Art Deco hardware.
And I am loving my new little work area.
Do you see the Daily Chalkboard piece above my desk?
That was a Christmas present from Adam last year, and I just now finally found a place for it. :)
And the final thing I am currently loving on my little desk?
This adorable snowman. :)
Shhhh....he is actually a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law that I still need to wrap! :)
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Merry Christmas and God Bless!