Wednesday, 20 August 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday? my opinion!Good afterrrrrooooon world... well that's sort of what Robin Williams said in the movie...what a shock and a wonderful actor sadly missed.  Here's my room when I opened the door this morning "Happy WOYWW #272 - could hardly get in the door - this photo doesn't look that messy at all but it was. Yesterday I was on a mission to finish the shelf unit just there in the front following.

Here's a close up of the desk...before I jumped to the shelf I was making that little gift box on the work pad with the directions on my laptop, just a few final bits before I post it. There's yesterday coffee cup  too and on the left my plastic worksheet and the glue and sponge I used on the shelf unit.
Now here's the shelf unit a few weeks ago as I started to scrap off the plastic woodgrain finish - it's just old chipboard underneath but I figured what the heck the kids left it and it was water affected but I had a kinda match it with the colourful drawers on my desk.

Finally I finished scraping and got it painted on Sunday. Hubby made me a new top and put a strip of molding around the top.
And yesterday I glued on some 12x12 scrapbook sheets that I picked up for 50 cents each. Not to worry that the front was much bigger than 12 inches so I offset the pages and maybe I'll add some chipboard letters or something and some knobs.
If you're a visitor and wondering why I'd want to post a messy desk on my blog please pop over to Julias Stamping Ground and read all about it...then join in and show us your workspace. Thanks to everyone who visited and left comments last week, now I'm off the visit some other desk snoopers now, so have a wonderful week, and thanks for taking a peek Robyn


  1. How very industrious of you to scrape all that wood grain off. I do like your make-over. Clever hubby you got to make the top with fancy trim! #23

  2. Wow, your "new" shelf is really great! You did a very good job on it! Thanks for sharing!
    Gabriele 25

  3. A fab job done on the shelf unit Robyn , you must be so chuffed with yourself with the way it's turned out. Happy woyww Jill #28

  4. Well, that was worth persevering, Robyn, it looks great! So much better than just getting rid of it. Clever you!!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

  5. Well done, Robyn - a wonderful new addition to your craft space. It looks just great!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  6. Wow, what a wonderful make over you did on that cabinet - it looks fabulous now and I love the decorative papers you used to liven it up. Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #42

  7. Well done Robyn the shelving looks great and glad you are making good use of him indoors they do come in handy sometimes Lol!
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 49

  8. Fab job with the shelf unit Robyn. Just leaving a quick hello from Twiglet and Wipso as Annie hasn't any broadband in her new home yet!!

  9. Coo, what a super shelf, You've made a brilliant job of that. Well done.
    Chris #52

  10. Hi Robyn, what an amazing job you've done with the drawer unit. Love it.Possibilities for decorating that are endless, aren't they? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #16 xxx

  11. What a terrific renovation of that shelf unit!! It looks gorgeous!

  12. Robyn, you did a marvelous job refinishing that bookcase shelving! I love how you covered it with 12x12 sheets of patterned paper! Your area is really cozy and inviting and you should be very proud of the new additional cupboard!! Thanks for coming to see me! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Hi there.I really like what you have done with the shelving - well done as well for recycling like that. Happy WOYWW Anne x #33

  14. Oh you clever thing, it looks fab! I'm really impressed at your patience...if I'd had to strip off the plasticy wood grain I think I'd have given in.

  15. The shelves are looking lovely already Robyn.
    I enjoyed seeing all the areas of your room. Maybe I'll do the same sometime as I usually just post my art.
    You look like you've got loads going on.
    Have a fun week
    Gillian #34

  16. Wow, what a transformation. The unit looks fabulous now, you clever thing. Any chance you can come to my place and convert the lounge furniture into art storage. Now there's a challenge :)
    I love that cute little gift box you made.
    Have a great week,
    Von #22

  17. Aaah a craft room! Lucky you :) The make over of the shelf unit is great, the strip of molding around the top really finishes it, compliments to your husband!
    Also the rest of the decoration - I especially like the paper inside the shelves at the back.

    Thank you for visiting me yesterday! Oh and about the time to craft: I'm still on my pregnancy leave. It finishes half september so I'm trying to craft now when I can!
    Debbie/Daqa #18

  18. great looking workspace and I love the new shelving you repurposed. Very nice! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great week. Vickie #64

  19. WOW, what a transformation. I would never have thought of chipping off all that stuff but what a treasure it is now.
    Well done Robyn.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me, Neet 14 xx

  20. Hi Robyn,

    Now THAT is a transformation! It looks great, especially with the great papers in the back! I'm jealous of your craft room. One day I'll have an entire room only for crafts.

    Thank you for visiting me earlier. I'm later than what I expected.....
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (58)

  21. the self looks great now, good job!
    my workspace is a huge mess right now!
    The scor pal challenge is great!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn