Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A thrifty solution

Actually, I should have named it the no cost project! I recently ordered an adorable small computer desk from Home Decorator's Collection on clearance. It was just what I needed. I had been watching Craigslist and my favorite thrift stores for months with no luck. So I bit the bullet and bought a new one.

My sweet husband put it together for me. Well after putting my keyboard in the keyboard tray I noticed that it was kind of deep and uncomfortable for typing, not good, lol. So I sat here for a minute and then the lightbulb in my head went off! I took a piece of the foam it was packed with and ran down to the basement. I found a piece of fabric in my stash to use. Then I got some spray adhesive and sprayed all sides of the foam and then smooth out the fabric on it so there were no wrinkles. Try to put it on as "flat" as possible to avoid wrinkles. Then I wrapped it on the ends like I would wrap a gift and glued it with fabri-tac, this stuff is AWESOME. And of course I took pictures to share with you!

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Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Kristi,
What a great idea AND it's cute.

I put up a post on home made detergent and linked back to you. Thanks for inspiring me to try it. So far I'm lovin it!

Jen Kershner said...

Okay, I'm not overstating when I say that you are brilliant! Love your solution. And I love the price tag!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Now that's just so clever! Not only did you solve a problem, but you made it pretty as well!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day! Have a great weekend!


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