Painted Desk Top

Two weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk, trying to find some kind of crafty inspiration, and I was drawing a blank.  I happened to look down at my desk, and all I saw was little kitty paw prints all over.  To some people, this may be cute…it drives me a little crazy.  So I’m sitting there stumped.  I look up at my new lime green curtains, and it comes to me…paint your desk top!  I have seen it done many times on other blogs, but never really thought about painting mine until right then.
This is my desk before.  Not ugly, but a little dark for my taste.  You can’t see the little paw prints, but trust me…they are there.
I started by priming the top.  This is a must with such a dark and smooth surface.  I actually painted on two coats of primer.
Next, I measured out the stripes…mine are 6 1/2 inches each.  I put down some painter’s tape, and painted on the green stripes.  I didn’t bother with white paint, because I am sealing the desk top, and the primer looked fine.
See…such a huge difference!
So, here is how I sealed the top of my desk…Mod Podge!
I painted 2 coats of Mod Podge all over the top of my desk.  I wanted to protect the paint from all of my crazy crafting.  With the layer of Mod Podge, I can easily wipe my desk off with a damp paper towel anytime I get something on it…plus, you can’t see little paw prints!
Just having the bright stripes on my desk top fills me with inspiration!
Painting the top of my desk also inspired me to Spring up the rest of my craft space…you can see that post here!

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  1. says

    That’s so adorable!! What a great idea!! It looks so refreshing in those colors, too!!

  2. says

    Pretty cool. I’ve never used Mod Podge before, does it leave a sticky residue to your desk? What if you spill something liquid on it, will it come off? I also want to paint my desk. Thanks.

  3. says

    I love the desk. I am planning on doing something like this for my coffee table redo. I love using Modge Podge for everything, lol.


  4. says

    The desktop is so cute! Well done! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

  5. says

    Cool idea.. Love the stripes and color.
    thanks for linking up at friday fun party.

  6. says

    SO cute, Jessica! Thanks to kitty for a project, huh? It turned out perfect for your spot. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow at Mop It Up Mondays! Thanks for linking up!


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