Sunday, April 10, 2011

At last.

This morning I found this:

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It's just some wrapping paper from Target but I thought it would be perfect inside the drawers.

To line them, I just cut a piece of paper just a little too large for the bottom of the drawer, cleaned out the drawer really well, and laid a thin layer of Mod Podge down, being careful not to get ANY on the sides (which I did and had to wipe off with a damp cloth). Then I fit the paper in, making sure the stripes were straight. Then I smoothed out as many bumps as I could with a credit card. This wrapping paper is pretty flimsy so they won't all come out, as you can probably see.

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I let it dry, cut the excess off with an exacto knife, and laid another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal it. It's a pretty cute combo, no?

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And now my desk is finally complete.

Before:
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After:
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How do you like it!? Did I hype it up too much? I know it's a pretty simple desk but I love the change. I think it's fitting in nicely with my filing cabinet and dried Billy buttons. Unfortunately the rest of the room is still a disaster. I can't wait to get started on my next project for the room!

59 comments:

  1. i'm in love with the visible key holes :)

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  2. i popped over from its so very cheri... this is gorgeous! i love the color and the new hardware!

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  3. I love it- not too hyped up at all!

    Great job!

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  4. Great job and not to hyped! I love re-dos!
    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  5. Oh my...I need to know what color that is!! So gorgeous...and I love the drawer lining!

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  6. very nice. I like the new knobs so much better.

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  7. Great technique for drawer lining. I always cut them crooked. Next time I know how. Hope you'll stop by and tell me where to put our birdhouse. Jane F.

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  8. Great color and no you didn't hype too much:) Looking forward to seeing more, I can relate to having a room that is a disaster but it is worth it in the end.

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  9. I pooped over from BNOP. Your desk looks fantastic! I will always love that blue!

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  10. OH I love it! It looks so good.

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  11. I love that desk and I think the drawer lining paper is so cool. Nice job all around. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  12. I just found your blog at the Military Monday blog hop. The desk is really cute, and I love the filing cabinet! My blog is #51 on the Hop. :)

    http://themarayfamily.blogspot.com/

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  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the transformation of this desk! I am your newest follower and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. I stopped by from Tuesday Blog Hop - stop by if you get a chance - :o) http://livinginhighcotten.blogspot.com

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  14. Love teh blue with your clever wrapping paper lined drawers! So fun!
    Visiting from All Thingz Related!
    Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that desk!! Not too much hype at all :)

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  16. I love it! That color is perfect, and the drawer liners are so cute!

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  17. WOW! I just love the blue color of the desk. Good idea using the wrapping paper from Target to line the drawers!

    Stopping by from HopeStudios linky party. Hope you'll swing by my blog and visit sometime. :)

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  18. Beautiful job on the desk! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  19. What a great transformation. I love the color and patterned drawer lining.
    Stopping by from DD.

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  20. I love the color your used, and I loved the hardware you added, and I love the drawer liners!!! You did a fantastic job on your desk! I found you at the linky party at Today's Creative Blog, and I "followed" your blog!

    Mary @ Redo101.blogspot.com

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  21. I love it the color you chose is great! Popping over from Frugality is Free.

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  22. I love it! I'm looking for a similar styled desk, actually. Simple is good.

    New follower from the Blog Hop! Would love a follow back!
    ~K
    bigklittlea.blogspot.com

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  23. That is adorable! The black and white stripes were the perfect choice.
    Newest follower from the Blog Hop Skip & Jump Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Come return the visit and enter one of our awesome giveaways when you have the chance :)
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    Jade
    The Sleppery Mind

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  24. OOHHH-This is scrumptious! The color, the shape, the pulls, and that paper in the drawers IS perfect!

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  25. Love it! I just might have to copy! I'm a new follower, would love the follow!
    Simple Mom Solutions

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  26. LOVE THIS!! Quirky Chic, for sure!
    Delighted to find you on the blog hop and hoping you stop by and follow me back.
    www.victoria-nouveau.blogspot.com

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  27. The finished product looks AMAZING! It's bright and fun, but still very classy. Nice job!

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  28. Love this! It would be great for my weekly Upcycled Crafting Party. http://tinyurl.com/upcycled41 I would love it if you would link up.

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  29. What a great transformation! Love targets wrapping paper collection and also I really like the hardware, where did you get them?
    My simple home life

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  30. The hardware is from hardwarehut.com :)

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  31. Wow!!!!! That's amazing! I love that filing cabinet too :-) Very creative.

    Just stopping by from midweek mingle!

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  32. I love this- great job! That color is stunning, and I love the drawer pulls!

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  33. Wow I love this pop of color and the hardware looks amazing! Great job!

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  34. visiting from Boost My Blog. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black and white lined drawers. So cute. I want to do the same thing in every drawer in the house now! :) We're in Chula Vista, CA just south of you and I was in Oceanside just a couple of weekends ago to watch the half iron man. :) We're neighbors :)

    http://coffeecupsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    http://myrunofthemilllife.blogspot.com

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  35. Absolutely adorable. Seriously. I LOVE it! I think I may even head to Target in hopes of finding some of that paper myself. And aren't we all thankful for the miracle of mod podge?

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  36. This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  37. Great transformation! I also like the paper that you used inside the drawers.
    Visiting from Amanda's party,
    Veronica

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  38. that desk is stunning. I love the blue.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  39. Following you via the blog hop.

    I love the restoration transformation. That blue color on the desk is so warm and inviting and the new knobs are so modern.

    JTwisdom
    http://bubblingwitheleganceandgrace.com
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    Bubbling with Elegance and Grace

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  40. Nice to meet you!! I'm following you now and hope that you will honour me by doing the same!!

    Nancy


    http://thatsoundslikecrazy.blogspot.com/

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  41. WOW, what a great idea and love the result!

    I'm following you from let's get social weekend hop!

    Susan @http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow, this redo is amazing!! Great job!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  43. Very nice. I like the paper you chose to line the inside with. Beautiful color for the desk.

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

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  44. It's simple but fabulous! My kind of makeover/decor!!! =) I love the blue you chose and the striped paper is such a fun addition to the inside of the drawers!!! =) I cant wait to find a fun piece of furniture to re-do one of these days!

    Happy I found your blog through sundae scoop =) nice to "meet" ya! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  45. Very Nice!
    I am a new GFC follower from the Let's Get Social hop ~~
    Karen
    ~Mommy's Moments~
    http://www.avonbykaren.blogspot.com

    If you like my blog consider following me via email too ~ I do reviews & giveaways!! Thanks!

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  46. Super cute- love the pattern on that paper! Would love for you to link this up :)


    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  47. Love the transformation. Lovely colour too! Thanks for linking up at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

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  48. love that desk! Great Color! I'm happy to find another CA blog out here in Blogland...I was feeling lonely! lol!

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  49. Found you on Centsational Girl -- this is a great update and redo1

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  50. That is so cute! :) I am a new follower to your blog! Erin

    www.healthybranscoms.com

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  51. Great redo of the desk. I love the color. I've been visiting for a little bit and I really love the fingerprint art. You have a beautiful blog.
    Toni

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  52. What paint did you use on the desk? It's stunning!

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