While working I realized I used my living room sofa and dining room table as a work space. My first DIY decor project is to create an office space in my apartment. The living space is 1400 square feet that include a combined dining room area and living room area. I visualized the best place for a an office space is between the living room and dining room. The overall goal is to use this space to plan, organize and work.
I am starting to put the finishing touches on my office space. In the meantime, I wanted to share my DIY for a decorative desk mat. Last week in IKEA I found a clear plastic desk mat and decided against buying because it was too plain. Whenever I need inspiration for an idea I go to Pinterest! If you are a fan of Pinterest like me you know it is never short on DIY inspiration. There were a number of ideas for creative ideas. Yes, you guessed it I returned to IKEA to buy the desk mat for $5.99 and found fabric at $8.99/yard to cover my mat. In my apartment space, I wanted to eliminate the use of a spray adhesive so I purchased a small bottle of tacky glue from MICHAEL’S(TIP: always check Michael’s online for coupons before checking out) There was an online coupon for 40% off a regularly priced it. For the glue and a roll of duct tape(another DIY project for an IKEA item) I spent less than $7.
3 items IKEA Projs desk pad, tacky glue and IKEA STOCKHOLM fabric 1/2 yard
Cut fabric to fit length and width of mat, applied glue to fabric, smooth side of the mat and set on fabric
To prevent slipping the rougher side of the mat is the outer side