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Since we have made the move to a new state, my office has been a storage unit for all my DIY materials. I haven’t had the time to fix it up and frankly I just didn’t have much money to do what I wanted to do.
One night last week, looking and dreaming at what my office could be, I decided I was going to paint my old desk. Long ago, this old thing was given to us. I was in need of a computer desk and it worked. An acquaintance of mine sent me a link to this cute pinteresty desk design, which made me think that I should also be using it for my computer desk with all the cute XL mouse pads. Anyway, that’s after painting all of it. I had painted it once before and it didn’t have the look I had in mind. I was in the mood to be creative so I just started working.
I took to what I knew. Chalk paint. I painted to top white and the bottom of the desk this blue color. I was pleased with what it looked like and almost kept it. But then again, I wanted to be creative (not always the best idea).
Several months back, I bought this gold glitter paint. I wish I could tell you that I had something planned for this type of paint but I didn’t… I just bought it knowing something, someday would be begging me to paint it with this gold glitter paint. I wanted to give it a try. I didn’t have to paint many layers of the paint on the top. It worked and I loved it. But the sides of the desk didn’t look so great with the glitter paint.
That’s when I turned to the old Mod Podge trick. I took some fine gold glitter and mixed it in with my Modge Podge. It turned out way better than I envisioned. (I strongly suggest using this glitter) You want your glitter to be as fine as you can get it.
Sometimes being a creative person can drive me crazy but don’t you just love it when an idea you have starts to come together and it works. And the more you work on that idea the more you love seeing it come together! That is how I felt while working on my now incredible desk. Now that I’m done with painting the desk, I’m thinking about making some custom cable clips using something like Sugru mouldable adhesive. Since it comes in so many colors and works like moldable plastic, it would be easy to find some that would match the wall and the desk color. I think it would be a great idea to organize all my electronic cables. You can read more about mouldable adhesive if you think you can add it to your artsy projects too.
And that’s how it’s done. I let it dry over night and by morning it was ready!