Well I had promised to come back and show you some projects that I was working on for the top of the desk and that is what I have for you today.
I started out painting an old vintage shelf and box that had been sitting around for a while. I like the chalk paint but decided I need to set them off from the top of the desk a bit. So I decoupaged paper and fabrics to dress them up.
I distressed the top of the shelf a lot more than I did the desk and added paper and fabric to the in-sides and shelves. This desk sits in an area of my house that does not get a lot of natural light so the pictures are not as clear as I would like.
One of the first things I pinned when I joined Pinterest was a daily journal using index cards. You can see the original I pinned here. I had been really good at keeping the journal the first year because I just added a new card everyday. But this past year I had a hard time keeping the cards together because I had not found the perfect container for them and I just let my daily journal slip away. This past summer I found an old recipe box the larger size that the cards I had been using and would fit in at a flea market and it hit the pile of things to paint and stayed there until a month ago. I forgot to take a before I painted picture but here is what it looked like before I started decoupaging.
The insides will give you an idea of what the outside looked like before the paint was applied.
I had this fabric in my stash that I had fell in love with but had not found anything to sew it into yet.
|Inside lid, added a little glitter to the decoupage.|
I have started writing daily again and decided each month to set up a monthly tab. Although it will never really be where it is seen I decided to make it pretty. I smudged glue around the quote I found and sprinkled with blue glitter to give it an icy look. Do you think it worked?