Table Top Ideas

Table Top Ideas


It rained a little last week.

Just enough for my husband to turn on the windshield wipers as we drove down a winding country road.

And when the sun came out….and the rain stopped….the windshield wipers stayed on.

And on.

And on.


And I as I sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” to myself to the swish and creek of those wipers….I thought of a post I wrote a year ago about fun table top ideas and cork-topped desks and windshield wipers that went on forever.

Just in case you were wondering…..

…..not a lot has changed. :)

Hope you enjoy it as much the second time around.

Cork on Desktop

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.

Cork top

(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.



That’s it.


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.

Wooden Desk 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… know by now that I am not the best at the step-by-step directions.  Therefore, if you have any questions at all…  “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 cork top desk question policy here at Thistlewood :)

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