It's a good thing I'm so skilled at freehand painting circles. Just kidding. But I do know how to glue stuff. The Mod Podge is barely dry on this, but I'm so happy with it that I couldn't wait to post it. I fell for this little mid-century side table thingy the moment I saw it at The Guild. Y'all know I love a good price, and it was only 20 dollars. It came with a bonus of some taffy-like candy stuck in the top drawer. Mm-mm.
I knew I wanted to do something fun with it. Who couldn't use a bit of cheer in her work area? I contemplated painting it orange (of course), a retro green, then a Tiffany-esque blue. I was thinking about stenciling it. Then I started wondering about wallpaper. That's where I was when I came across this post via Design Sponge, I believe. (Isn't her train case terrific?) The moment I read that she used wrapping paper, that was it. I have several good ones that I picked up for a song at Pulp in LA last year. The one used here is my favorite, and every time I thought about wrapping gifts in it, I cringed. I wanted to use it for something I could enjoy, and voila! Sadly, I have no more, because I had to redo two of the three drawers. Someday I'll learn the beauty of models, drafts, maquettes, mock-ups, muslins, blueprints, practice, trial runs .... I swear. I was way too Mod Podge happy the first couple of tries. Anyhow, I love it, even with the shady paint job, which the wrapping paper so nicely draws the eye away from.