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Make your desk look dope :D

Posted by LivingDeadGirl from Lowndesboro, Alabama, United States • Published See LivingDeadGirl's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 1
    Step 1

    Do As I Do, & As I Say.
    WEAR GLOVES OR GET BURNED.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put a Desk together,
    or use an old one it doesn't matter.
    If it needs sanding, then sand it.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get all of your supplies together,
    I am going to list everything here too: Desk
    Scissors
    Paintbrush
    Resin (epoxy)
    Acrylic Sealer
    Mod Podge
    Some Magazines
    Cardstock Paper (I used animal print)
    A Ruled paper cutter (mine is lighted
    so I can see the lines better)
    Latex Gloves
    Glue/Wood Glue
    Newspaper
    Something to spread the resin with.
    Plastic Measuring cups
    & A Painters mask (If you cant stand the smell of resin, I am immune to it now)

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take some of the card stock paper & cut it into long even strips.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now cut the strips into even squares.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now that your squares are cut,
    lay out some newspaper & spread them out evenly.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take your podge & spread an even layer over the squares. Take not that the square will pop up when it is wet or be convex so to speak, like the green leopard print one in the pic, once it dries though, it will turn concave or fan out. Normally takes like 15 mins to dry.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 8
    Step 8

    Clear off the desk & Glue your squares down in a dope pattern. XD

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once you are finished with that, it should look pretty cool, I messed up my patten on here but most people don't notice it haha. You can spread another layer of mod podge on the desk if you want.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 10
    Step 10

    Shake up the sealer & spray it across the entire surface, I only do this so the color wont leak into the epoxy.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take your magazine pages & cut out whatever you plan on putting on there.
    (dues ex is super sexy so..yeah.)

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 12
    Step 12

    Glue those down wherever & then spread a layer of podge on it, or spray it with the sealer.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 13
    Step 13

    I would suggest taking the desk outside (so the fumes wont get to ya), & laying a huge piece of cardboard, or laying down lots of newspaper. The resin will drip, so this prevents it from ruining yo porch.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now put your gloves on & get ready to mix your resin, I am just using cups to measure, the resin can eat the cup up, so its best to mix it in something durable. I mix mine in a jar.

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now go back outside & pour the resin mixed on to the desk, bubbles will form but the heat outside will pop them, so does your hot breath but hyperventilating is not a good idea. XD

  • How to make a desk. Revamp Yah Desk - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now spread it out evenly (sorry I couldn't get a pic doing this, cause I didn't wanna ruin my camera)It will take days to dry sometimes weeks, so don't think this will happen overnight.
    But after that you are done! I hope I helped! :)

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Reagan T.
Reagan T. · Granite Bay, California, US · 8 projects
Lol I have that exact cardstock pack on my counter right now! I thought the prints looked familiar Happy
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LivingDeadGirl
LivingDeadGirl · Lowndesboro, Alabama, US · 10 projects
Haha That's hilarious XD
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Megan R.
Megan R.
Thats funny the day after i posted this i went to Michaels and i saw it and i was like ohh thats where and i just forgot to posted XD
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LivingDeadGirl
LivingDeadGirl · Lowndesboro, Alabama, US · 10 projects
I bought the card stock paper at Michaels XD
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Megan R.
Megan R.
I love it especially the card stock paper! did you get it online?
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LivingDeadGirl
LivingDeadGirl · Lowndesboro, Alabama, US · 10 projects
Hahah it's kinda tricky to use..well mix, just remember don't get any on your hands! hahah
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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Looks awesome!! I've never used resin before and am kinda scared to XD But I can't wait to revamp my desk!
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LivingDeadGirl
LivingDeadGirl · Lowndesboro, Alabama, US · 10 projects
Thanks ^^
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Pearle D.
Pearle D. · Corpus Christi, Texas, US · 12 projects
FANtastic!
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Detrimental Travesty
Detrimental Travesty · Sacramento, California, US · 10 projects
i am sooooo doing this soon
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