Over the last month, I’ve been working on making over my home office. In the past, it was where I ran my embroidery business. It was also a craft room, where all of my creations and tools were stored. Over the past year, I haven’t really used the room at all. So, I made a goal for 2018 to makeover the office into a place the kids and I could both use. A place that was uncluttered (as much as possible) and functional.
For me, I wanted a nice work space for when I did my crafts or embroidery here and there. I also wanted a work area for school work. I am grading papers most nights and also want to do all of my monthly “adulting” stuff in the office, so a clean and organized desk was a must.
The last thing I wanted the office to have was a homework nook/ work space for the kids. AG is in Kindergarten with homework each night. She also LOVES to play teacher and has started hoarding all of my office supplies for her “classroom.” While I’m sure one day they’ll each need their own desk, my goal for the current office is for them to share one.
While I’m not ready to share the big office reveal with you yet, I am excited to check off one of my goals for the room- my desk. A few weeks ago I was looking for something on Amazon. I forgot what it was but while searching I came across this white and grey marble vinyl. Since my office is painted a light grey and the desk was black, I thought about covering the top of the desk in the vinyl to give it a bit of a classier look while brightening the room.
Here is the before picture…
This past weekend, I decided it was time to tackle the project of covering the desk. I was definitely intimidated but I read a lot of reviews that the vinyl was easy to remove. I first cleaned off the desk completely, wiped it down and made sure it was completely dry. Then I measured the vinyl and cut off the pieces that I didn’t need. I will say the vinyl wasn’t wide enough to I had to put an extra row in the back, but it blended pretty well. While putting the vinyl on, I used a smoothing tool I had. I would press down about 5 inches at a time, making sure it didn’t bubble at all as I went. The entire desk took me less than an hour and completely changed the look of the room. I couldn’t love the outcome more and now want to cover my entire house in the vinyl….
I used a ruler, the scraper to get rid of bubbles and a pen. Like how my ruler is covered in washi tape? My little teacher loves her some washi tape.