This week I got really cross with my nail painting desk. It was messy, untidy, cluttered... I couldn't find things. Cat hair was collecting in places and I couldn't easily clean up amongst the clutter. Enough was enough!
I mean look at it! Urgh. As well as my nail stuff (and loooooads of untrieds and partially trieds) there are the instructions for the Nespresso machine I bought months ago, headphones, chewing gum, letters, my laptop, a toy hat from last Hallowe'en, an empty box, an empty birthday present bag...
I then liberated these IKEA drawers from my back room. I've had these since I was a student in the mid 90s. They were full of junk! Receipts and cheque book stubs from the 90s, bits of paper, old pens, my school calculator, some manky old paperclips, flyers for uni band nights, baseball cards from 2003, train tickets from the late 90s.... I had a big throw away session!
Yesterday afternoon I spray painted the drawers gold, and then stuck on some fab enamel dots I found in a craft shop. The dots are meant for card making, so we'll see how well they stay stuck on, and if necessary I can re-glue them. I thought they looked just like nail varnish! I then threw away what wasn't needed, put things that didn't belong on my nail desk back where they should be instead, and reorganised my nail stuff so that everything has a place and most of the bottles are away with the other polishes where they should be.
Here are the finished drawers!
The gold is really shiny in the right light!
Drawer 1 has all my glitters.
Drawer 2 has all the studs and 3D things.
Drawer 3 has all the stripers and liners, and caviar beads.
Drawer 4 has stamping things and striping tape.
Drawer 5 has water decals.
And the big bottom drawer has all the rest - odds and ends, general supplies and so on. On top are my glasses, my nail notepad and my gold heart shaped tin from Maxim's in Paris - this has things like files, clippers, orange sticks etc.
And here's the finished desk! The stripy thing is a glass kitchen worktop protector, which I love. On the left is my giant magnifying glass (my eyesight is going with age!) and my lamp is my uni desk lamp, complete with 20 year old stickers! I can't bear to get rid of that yet!
I'm really pleased with how it all looks. I wish I could have a fancy nail room like some bloggers, but I don't have the space, so this is a corner of my living room.