Sunday, March 11, 2012

Manly Man Desk Makover

Since I have the angels home with me for spring break =0)  I knew I would not have much time for many DIY projects, but I did manage to give our desk area a manly man makeover.  Above picture is what I had to work with.  The camera belonged to my husbands father, the black urn is our beloved 1st dog, the cross & 'T" I bought at Hobby Lobby for only $2.00, the cross was black crackle & I painted it red. The black box is actually a humidor and the little tree I bought at Pier 1 

I bought many of these items at  one of my favorite thrift stores.  I paid 1.99 for the globe it, it is actually one of a pair of bookends, I did not really mind that I only found one, I am trying to go with the travel look for the entire room and this fit the bill.  I also bought the books and for the whole lot of 39 I paid $4.00, the cloche was $.99 everything else I had. I also need to mention the gold 'T' was broken in 2 places & you were able to see the repaired cracks.

I like the finished result.  Here is the break down: since I was doing this for my husband I added some of his favorite sports paraphernalia.  He did not like the look of the brown & white books or the fact that they said Year Book so I bought black & silver duct tape and covered just the spine, except for the ones that are laying flat I also covered the entire front cover.  I then took out my silver leaf (I just love this stuff) and covered the very obvious cracks on the 'T'.  I added a few items & subtracted some items.  I think I much prefer this look. Look how great the bulletin boards look, I showed you those in an earlier post, are they masculine enough they cover/hide all the phone and computer cords.  What do you think?

Thank You & Many Blessings~


  1. It looks gorgeous. You have an amazing eye for decor. And may I add that I also like the before picture.

  2. You are so sweet! Thank you so much, I tell you I truly was inspired by my beautiful mother! Please consider 'following me' and check back often.

    Thank you & Many Blessings


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