DIY Desk Make-Over

Picture-heavy post

Hey guys – I hope you all had a wonderful christmas – I’ve been away from the blog, not because I didn’t want to blog, but because I simply haven’t had time.

These last two days, my project has been our desk. It sits in our bedroom, so we rarely use it, and usually it looks all messy.

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This is also where I do my nail art when it’s tidy (which is almost never) and if you look closer, you can see that I haven’t been particularly careful…

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I got some gift cards for christmas that I decided was going to go towards a DIY make-over project of the desk area. I figured, it would probably be a nicer area to be in, if it also looked nice.

We bought some self-adhesive foil aka cheat-marble and put that on the desk.

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Here is the finished look!

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I put on a protective plastic cover to do my nail art on – otherwise it will just end up looking like the old desk again in no time – this way I can be as messy as I want and just throw the cover out when it gets too dirty.

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I painted some glass vases and some acrylic containers in black and grey to keep all of my nail art supplies in.

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One glass holds all of my nail art brushes and dotting tools, while the other one holds hand lotions. I put all of my striping tape rolls in a regular tape holder to make it easier to use.

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One container holds my sponges, one has glitters and stickers, and I couldn’t think of what to put in the last one, so I put my base and top coats in that one for now.

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My nail polish dryer is new, so I forgot to place it on the desk before the other pictures, but here it is – the PlayStation serves as both a gaming device and a Netflix/DVD machine, so it had to keep its place below the TV. I should probably also mention that the drawers beneath the desk holds all of my nail polish.

The project cost me 240 DKK / $35 / £25 / €32.

All in all, I am really pleased with how it looks and it already feels nicer to spend time here – let’s just hope we can keep it tidy 😉

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4 thoughts on “DIY Desk Make-Over

  1. lisbethvestergard 29/12/2015 / 19:47

    Hvor ser det bare godt ud! Ret fedt resultat med bøtterne. Kan godt være, at jeg stjæler den en dag 😉

    Mit skrivebord har altså efterhånden også nogle kritiske pletter, og jeg tør virkelig ikke prøve med neglelakfjerner – er overbevist om at det tager malingen med sig… Må se, om jeg snart kan få malet det op igen :b

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    • Nanna Sander 29/12/2015 / 21:01

      Du skal være så velkommen – de er fra IKEA :p Hvad vil du bruge dem til?

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      • lisbethvestergard 29/12/2015 / 21:41

        Tingeltangel og skrammel. Det var nu mest idéen med at male dem, jeg tænkte på. Mangler desperat ny opbevaring til mine lakker, haha! 😀

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