Tuesday, September 18, 2012

desk make over!


i don't have much i can share with you at the moment, as i'm busy with projects and catching up with my accounts, i was very naughty and didn't keep them up to date the last month (... ehem months!)
so in the mean time, whilst i'm wading through piles of receipts i thought i'd show you a before and after shot of my desk!
i picked up this hideous thing on ebay for 99p! it's so much better than my old computer desk as it's massive, has better storage below, and the keyboard drawer actually works ... but! let's face it. it's fugly.

so out came the tin of paint ...
because it's laminate i had to prime it first, i used this, then i applied two coats of laura ashley eggshell matte wood paint. i also prettified the edges with some washi tape!

much better, don't you think?


*update* my keyboard has been getting a whole lot of love recently, i bought mine off etsy

15 comments:

  1. haha I love the concept of showing the before/after desk make over! Very nice indeed! If I were to buy a Mac, it would be only because the coloured keypad is ace!

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  2. brilliant job, it looks great.

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  3. It looks great, nice and organised too :D

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  4. I love how cheap you got it and that you made it look totally different! I honestly thought they were different desks.

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  5. good luck with that pile of receipts. You did a great job with the desk, you can barely tell they re the same one.
    That colorful keyboard is so fun!

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  6. It looks amazing! It's surprising what a bit of white paint can do :) Can't believe it was only 99p! Doubt it's that any more.

    Good luck with your projects :)

    xxx

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  7. Lovely! Did you have to sand before applying the primer?

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    1. nope, the primer i used is designed to stick to glossy surfaces, so no sanding required :)

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    2. Thank you! The primer recommendation is huge!

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  8. Ah it looks so much better! Much more fresh :) How did you colour your keyboard? Are they stickers?

    Kirsti xx
    www.silentsweethearts.blogspot.com

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  9. hey amazing job you've done with the desk!! and love the keyboard its so fun where did you get it and do you think they'll do it for the Macbooks too???

    x

    new to the blogosphere...
    http://superteenytiny.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. hi! thank you :) i added a link to the bottom of the blog post xx

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    2. aw wow thank you!! overwhelmed with rainbow keyboard choice!!
      x

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