I have been on a journey of self-discovery this weekend.
And in the process, I have learned three very important things about myself.
(1) I discovered that when I drive in the car with my husband and he leaves the windshield wipers on for 37 minutes after it has stopped raining and they are scraping against the window even though there is not a drop of rain in the sky and the wipers are making a sound that resembles nails on a chalkboard and no one else but me even notices…..
…..if I just think about this…..I will forget all about the wipers.
(2) I discovered (again) that I really like the Olympics.
I really liked them last time I watched them in 2010, too.
But they are only broadcast every two years.
So I forget.
(3) I also discovered a simple solution to a damaged top on a yard sale desk.
Add a cork top.
It was so easy.
I purchased two packages of stick-on tiles at Wal-mart.
I laid the cork tiles in a diagonal pattern on the top of the desk.
Then, I hot-glued them down and cut the excess cork off the edges of the desk with an exacto knife.
Here’s the before.
This is what I started with.
When I bought it at the yard sale I can remember thinking to myself…..I might need to do a little sanding on that top.
I can hear you laughing
This is what it looks like now.
After a little paint and hot glue and two packages of stick-on cork tiles from Wal-mart.
And a little journey of self-discovery
PS If you have been reading this blog for any length of time…..you know by now that I am not the best at the step-by-step directions. Therefore, if you have any questions at all…..like: “Why did you use hot glue instead of using the stickers that came with the cork package?” or “How did you cut such a clean edge with the cork?” or “Why does that number pillow that you made from a tote bag keep showing up in all the pictures?” please feel free to e-mail me anytime.
After all, we have an unlimited number-tote-bag/pillow question policy here at Thistlewood
PPS Don’t forget abou the All About Color Link Party tomorrow!