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Before and After: A Fresh Secretary Desk

Christiana Coop of Ferm Living recently shared a DIY project of hers on her blog Clever Spaces, finding yet another use for Ferm's gorgeous wallpaper. She decided to update a Target Secretary Desk ($144.99) by priming and painting it white, and wallpapering the interior with the Ferm Wild Flower (Green) Wallpaper ($115). By measuring the inside sections of the desk first, and then using an adhesive spray to keep them down, the project was pretty breezy. And, to keep the paper intact as the desk is used, Coop sprayed it with a protective coating. To see the impressive results,


I love it! Do you? Do you have any desks or other furniture pieces lying around that you could wallpaper?

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shoegirl365 shoegirl365 6 years
OOOHHH sooo pretty... I have the exact same desk, & since I have updated my room from Red tones to a complete Greek look, I was looking for inspirations to update this desk. Thank you @casa for sharing this :)
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
wow...gorgeous! i would love something like that- but the way my husband thinks, if you spend more than $200 on a piece of furniture it shouldn't need any work :shrug:
Home Home 8 years
The wallpaper is Ferm. $145 + $114 is expensive, but you don't need much wallpaper for the project, so it's a great way to use up spare pieces left over from bigger wallpapering projects.
jennemmy jennemmy 8 years
I think I just figured out what to do with my weekend. This is wonderful.
vunder vunder 8 years
It's great but $145 + $114 for the paper? Seems kind of yikes expensive to me.
mellybean mellybean 8 years
ooooh where's that wallpaper from on the other wall (coral with birds)?
roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
that really is SOO inspiring! that looks SO terrific.
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 8 years
That's incredible! Definitely inspiring!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
excellent job - best Before & After I've seen here
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Very Nice!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
wow love it :love:
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Before, it looked straight out of the 70's. Now it looks very modern and sleek. I like it a lot.
sofi sofi 8 years
that is really cool!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
wow...too cool! what a great job
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