I'm not sure if I ever blogged about my secretary desk before, but here it is:
I bought it shortly after we moved in for a total steal. The wood has some water damage, but otherwise it's in great shape. I was originally thinking I'd paint it, but decided that it'd be a bit beyond my painting skillz, so I decided to leave it as is. The more I've lived with it though, the more I've thought that it needs some pizazz, you know?
The inside was just a bit blah and so I punched it up a bit. For one, I got a new frame for this awesome picture:
Who are those two cuties? That's me and my bff when we were in pre-school. We dressed up after pre-school one day and here we are about 26 years later and still bff's. Pretty awesome, right? Anyway, I decided that a little more than a new frame was needed and that's where this marbelized paper comes in. I got it for less than $4 per sheet last week at Jerry's Art-a-rama.
So I measured the height and width of each shelf and cut the paper to fit:
Then I added some clear mounting squares (so I could easily remove the paper if/when I get tired of it):
In less than 10 minutes, the secretary desk looked like this! Ta da!
I added my knick-knacks and we're back in business!
Better, right? Just a bit more interesting without being overpowering.