The creative way to give new life to an old desk

We are coming down to the business end of my DIY: Office Space Makeover Series, and with one week left to the final reveal, I am excited to share with you something truly beautiful – my new/old desk.

This office desk was actually given to my husband and I when we first moved into our home. You remember how it is, people offer you furniture left right and centre to help you get set-up – especially your family! So this old black desk made its way into our home. For starters, modern black furniture really isn’t my style but it was a working desk in good condition, so I was not going to throw it in the trash for no reason. However, I never loved it and had many moments of thinking what I could do with it. There was no good real reason to buy another office desk but I wanted to find a budget friendly way to give it a make-over.

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Firstly, I thought about painting it white, like everyone is doing at the moment, but even that didn’t really seem like my personal style. In my creative space, I really love to surround myself with lots of inspiring textures and colours … and a white office isn’t for me. That was when I thought about recovering it. THIS was an idea that I could get on board with! And, of course, onto eBay I went in search of some vinyl laminate. There were so many options to choose from, but with this particular Dc-Fix Vintage “Baroque” Black & White Self Adhesive with gorgeous black and white motif, I knew I was onto something.

The Dc-Fix Vintage “Baroque” Black & White Self Adhesive was so easy to apply. There were no bubbles or wrinkles and it just went on so smoothly. Because of the special technology you actually have up to one hour to remove the laminate before it completely glues, allowing heaps of time to get it PERFECT!

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Look at the end result! Doesn’t it give a new life to an old desk? The colours work beautifully and with the bold colours I have used in my ‘How to create a cushion out of your favourite t-shirt’ and ‘How to make a pin board from an old frame’, the whole office space is really coming together.

As I mentioned at the start this is my final DIY, and next week I will be posting the FINAL REVEAL with another run down of everything I have done to give my office space an uplifting vibe, and create an inspiring space to work in. I will also be sharing a few other key items I have purchased that helps bring the whole area together. So make sure to check back next Thursday for the DIY: Office Space Makeover Series – FINAL REVEAL!!

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The creative way to give new life to an old desk

 

DIY OFFICE SPACE MAKEOVER SERIES – PART 1
‘How to create a cushion out of your favourite t-shirt’

How to create a cushion out of your favourite t-shirt - DIY Tips & Tricks to creating a throw cushion or pillow out of a favourite t-shirt or blouse. If you love Craft and up cycling old preloved items, this is for you.

DIY OFFICE SPACE MAKEOVER SERIES – PART 2
HOW TO MAKE A PIN BOARD FROM AN OLD FRAME’

How to make a pin board from an old frame - Upcycling old second hand items is so rewarding and this DIY pin board was so much fun to make!

 

DIY OFFICE SPACE MAKEOVER SERIES – PART 4
‘DIY: OFFICE SPACE MAKEOVER SERIES – FINAL REVEAL!

DIY: Office Space Makeover Series - FINAL REVEAL! 4 part series showing DIY tips and tricks to updating your office space on a budget.

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