This weekend I did a simple update to my daughter's desk in her room.
If you remember, this desk was originally a Craigslist find for $30.
After painting this desk with chalk paint and reupholstering the chair, I added a piece of clear acrylic to the top. It was one of the smartest things I did, no longer having to worry about the top of the desk being damaged. It also gave me an opportunity to add a pop of color by using scrapbook paper underneath the clear acrylic top.
The scrapbook paper was colorful, but it was never exactly right.
I was always on the lookout for something a little bit better.
When I saw this wrapping paper at Home Goods a few weeks ago, I thought it would be perfect for my daughter's room. I have been very impressed with the wrapping paper I have bought in Home Goods. It is all very substantial and great for so many different projects.
I took the clear acrylic off the desk and used it as a guide to cut the wrapping paper to size.
It changed the look immediately.
Then I thought I would get really crafty and cut out pieces of wrapping paper to fit the fronts of each of the drawers. I glued it to card stock so that it wouldn't curl or bend.
What a difference a little wrapping paper can make!
For the side drawers the card stock is so sturdy that it didn't need to be
adhered in any other way other than being held on with the handles.
For the center drawer I added a little mod podge to the edges to keep it all in place.
The color is beautiful and picks up on all of the decor and accessories in my daughter's room.
You could do this with any desk you have. The clear acrylic was bought at Home Depot and we cut it to size at home. It was inexpensive as well. You could add fabric or paper to match any decor.
My daughter loves the update!
I can't wait to hear what you think.
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