Thursday, December 9, 2010

GREEN DESK~~ I've made CONTACT people

A couple years ago, my brother gave me his old crappy, desk. It didn't match anything, but it was a desk, and I need one. So I took it, FREE, and have been using it since. Well, my kids have a way to turn said crappy ugly desk, into SUPER ugly, crappy desk, by taping and removing tape, and thus removing the black paper, that is covering this cardboard desk, he he. Actually it's pretty sturdy, I joke, but it SURE is ugly.

Ok, anyway, I have been wanting a new desk so bad, BUT, I don't want to fork over any money for one, since I already have one, lol. EVen if it is UGLY, which it is. BUT it works, and if you know me by now, I hate spending money on things, that I already have, or can make myself. Ok, so what to do then. On top of everything else, I decided to put this desk, smack dab in the middle of our living area, so EVERYONE can admire the UGLY desk, and laugh at how flippin CHEAP I am.

In October, while at Goodwill, I found some awesome contact paper, and got it for like a buck, or two.
I've been trying to figure out where to put it, and then it struck me. I can REDO my VERY UGLY desk.

And people, that's just what I did.

THE END!!

Oh the UGLINESS, and my sons origami, EVERYWHERE.....

Yikes, I know, I have been living with it like this forever now, shame on me, shame on me.....

Oh the UGLINESS, help is on the way.....

Measuring.....

Applying....

Cutting around stuff......

Smoothing it out......

Using a razor to trim around the edges.....

Bad bubbles, I will wipe you out now, thank you.....

More scruffs,,, erghhhhh

Thank you permanent marker.....

FREE stuff, I got from a neighbors trash, I PROMISE,,, it was so cool.....

WOW,,, is it better or WHAT????

Again, SHAME on me, for not doing this sooner......

My dad, LOVE YOU, and a paper wight he made, the flower thing on the left. A duct tape rose my son made me, and a little egg carton wiggly eye thing my princess made in preschool, just some trinkets, I love.

One of the FREE things, isn't it cute, think I will add a flower in it, instead of paperclips, who uses paperclips anyway, lol...

Something from Romania, my mom got a long time ago.
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23 comments:

  1. That paper is just gorgeous! Looks like a completely different desk now. Great job!

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  2. It turned out beautiful Bella!! Love the color and design on the paper too!!

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  3. oh wow - this really turned out great! I agree, it was on the very low end of the attractiveness scale before. Good job and such a pretty pattern! I love magic markers for erasing scuff marks too. Really is magic.

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  4. Your desk turned out great! I love the paper you chose. Thanks for the magic marker tip! I never thought to use those to erase scuff marks.

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I really appreciate your comments on my laundry room.

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  5. and now ... you have a beautiful desk!!
    Great Idea!!!

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  6. This is the best idea!!! Come by this afternoon to see it featured on Truly Lovely!! And don't forget to grab the featured button for your blog!!! Thanks for linking up! Couldn't have done it without you! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

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  7. I've done the same thing on the shelves of a crappy old bookshelf before. I love contact paper. Your desk looks great! Found you @ C.R.A.F.T.

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  8. It looks great! Now it is a pretty desk!

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  9. What a great use of cute contact paper. Clever thinking!

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  10. Looks great!! I love the green paper.
    Following from
    http://megan-whenlifegivesyoulemons.blogspot.com/

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  11. wow it looks great! love the colour!

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  12. Awesome job!
    following from A Bowl Full of Lemmons.

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  13. Wow! Love the transformation!

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  14. Contac paper! That's what I need to cover my poor, ugly peeling desk. Thanks for the tip. :)

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  15. What a great idea to makeover a desk! I would never have thought about using contact paper! It doesn't even look like the same desk! Great job!

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  16. That's a great idea. Nice job!

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  17. I'm so stealing this idea! Thanks!

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  18. That contact is definitely popular in organizing posts this year. Loving it. Your desk looks awesome!

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  19. I so need to do this !!! I linked up on my blog with my desk cleanup. Now the hunt is on for cute contact paper !!!! Your desk looks great

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  20. Hi,
    Love what you did with the desk! It looks completely new! I was just wondering where you got the contact paper for the desk? I live in Ireland. Do you know if they do one size of the contact paper or are there other different sizes?
    Thanks a mil for your help!
    Keep up the great work!

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  21. Hi,
    Love what you did with the desk, it looks brand new!
    I was wondering where you got the contact paper and if you know any places in Ireland where I could get it.
    I was also wondering if you knew if there were different sizes or is there one size which can be cut and adapted.
    Thanks a mil for all your help, keep up the great work!

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