Hey there! If you’re following along on Facebook, you know we are knee-deep in a bathroom renovation right now. You ever start something and then it turns into ten more somethings? Yeah, that’s where we’re at. As a result, I purposely kept my Lowe’s monthly project to something that would bring me some peace of mind. It was a simple project that I wish I would have done a long time ago!
We purchased a new computer for our kids for Christmas, so the craft room is now pulling double duty (I said duty) as a homework room for them. I’m not a fan of computers in the kids’ rooms, so this was a nice compromise. Unfortunately, the desk had gone through some rough times from all my crafting.
I grabbed a roll of peel and stick corkboard to run down the middle of the desk. I love this stuff! Corkboard has a problem with turning in all the time, and this laid out so nice and flat. I’m a fan.
Once I lined up the front two corners to make it straight, I smoothed it off the backing with a ruler. Easy peasy.
When I had my mirrors cut for this project, a lot of people said they didn’t realize Lowe’s did that. They cut mirror, glass, plexi, etc! They had this sheet for $25, and I just had the man trim a piece off to fit my desk.
When I peeled off the film and laid it on top of the cork, it was like a brand new desk! Yay!
I wanted it to be very simplified. The more “noise” on the desk, the less productive my teenager will be. It’s not shown in this photo, but I placed a yearly calendar under the plexi and a calendar just for their school activities . This way they can know life-altering dates like spring break and long weekends.
The calendar was a free download from this site. I downloaded the whole year, and they are ca-ute!
I love that having the plexiglass layer allows for me to put important notices on the desk without cluttering it. I feel the need to do this all over the house now.
It just goes to show that it doesn’t take much to streamline clutter while still keeping things functional.