A Desk Re-Done

June 2nd, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Tick-tock, senior year is on its way! I loved this newer vintage clock when I picked it up at an estate sale in California.
As always...the goods. A desk protector, vintage vinyl wall paper, a groovy barber dispenser, spray adhesive, a tape measure, scissors, Gorilla Super Glue, and Gorilla tape.
Here it is! I love the combo of black, white, green, and blue.
Is this cool or what?! This is a vintage container that hed barber tools. The top piece was broken, but I say so what! Im not sure what I will do with the tools, but Im sure I will come up with something!
I picked up the desk mat at a garage sale for a couple of bucks. It was scarred on the top, but nothing a littl gorilla tape couldnt fix!
Measure the flat surface of the protector.
Cut the vintage wallpaper to fit. Remember to leave enough to slide under the two side pieces.
Apply Gorilla Super glue to the edges of the flat surface to help adhere properly.
Spray back of wallpaper with adhesive and apply to flat surface of protector. Smooth out bubbles and slide under side pieces.
To finish edges use Gorilla tape. Apply to one side of edge, smooth out, the crease, bend and smooth to opposite side. All done!
Beautiful candles on restaurant saucers add ambiance. Ill bet she can reallt concentrate on her studies now! I guess maybe her mind will drift to her boyfriend, but a Mom can always hope!
The barber shop piece is ideal for holding desk accessories. Did I say that I love this piece? I do, I do, I do! Shes going to have the coolest dorm room ever. I think I will move in next door. Please dont tell E.
Tick-tock, senior year is on its way! I loved this newer vintage clock when I picked it up at an estate sale in California.

Tick-tock, senior year is on its way! I loved this newer vintage clock when I picked it up at an estate sale in California.


My daughter, Elizabeth has been complaing lately that her study nook isn't up to par. I took a look at he room and suggested the removal of some of the clutter that only a teenager can create may solve the problem. She declined to answer. I think maybe she grunted, but I know it wasn't an answer. While she was away in China, I cleaned away the crud and gave her a new look. This will be able to move with her when she goes off to college. Oops, I forgot...we're not talking about that!


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Comments (11)

suewhitney writes: Thanks all. Just getting geared up to do a whole thing on dorm room living!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:57 pm on June 8th
rosejunker2009 writes: I just love this desk redo, so cute, I so love the color combination with the green. Your daughter is a lucky girl to have a Mom that is so creative. As a mom myself, I know all about girls caotic rooms!!!!!!Oh well they are just teens

martha Posted: 5:33 pm on June 7th
GoGirl writes: Great idea!!! I think I'll have to help my daughter Rachel with a similar idea. It may help to get her excited about having to move so far away from home! Watch out dorm room, here we come! Posted: 9:09 am on June 6th
writes: I love it all - the colors, the organization... but that clock face is doing it for me...

JennyK Posted: 6:04 pm on June 4th
fellowjunker writes: As each of your projects are.....this is amazing Sue. The pieces and colours you have chosen to organize E's work space are fun, dazzling, and exquisite.
Another beautiful project!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:08 am on June 4th
alicemom writes: Sue,
Another great "do"! The colors are really great together. I love the clock. Just the thing to get-er-up in the A.M.
smiles, Alice Posted: 10:51 pm on June 3rd
CottageElements writes: Okay, what don't I love about this project? Absolutely nothing! And what a lucky girl, Elizabeth is! My favorite thing is the De Witt piece. I got to see if my hubby has one of those things laying around his Salon! Too cool--great redo!

Lani Posted: 8:39 pm on June 3rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Your daughter is so blessed to have a mom that has a gift like you do.I keep telling you that you are special and the talent you have is only a gift that God has given you. It looks great what you have created in her room. It blows me away what all your friends can do and the fun they have doing it. Be looking forward to thursday to see what you can do with a Garage Sale. You are truly Blsssed. Robert Posted: 1:47 pm on June 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Well Sue this is hip, cool and sophisticated. Elizabeth must have really loved this when she got home! What a great momma you are. She is so lucky that you have the talent and creative eye to come up with a surprise like this one! Fantastic combination of colors and styles as only YOU can do! Love it, Georgia Posted: 11:21 am on June 3rd
monakent writes: VERY nice look! Adore the barber tool holder. The tools are great (would use them in my sculptures).

Hope Elizabeth was thrilled when she came home to her new up-dated desk top (I know I would be). gailmarie

Posted: 10:19 am on June 3rd
shabbychick writes: Sue, what a very "smart" redo of Elizabeth's study nook (and you did it while she was gone - what a great surprise!!) Love the colors too - and the vintage barber dish is very cool!

I had big fun helping my daughter decorate when she went away to college (I know about the moving away thing...sometimes a sore subject with us Moms...) - but after graduation she moved to the east coast (smaller space)...now I've got a lot of it in my basement "in storage"! ha ha

Take care! Kathy Posted: 8:42 am on June 3rd
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