Jun 18, 2011

Desk Button Up

I have a little space in the house that's used as an office/play area.  I tried to make it happy and fun since this is where the girls and I are at most of the day. But man my desk was depressing and all the wires and junk for the computer were cluttered and ugly.

So until I find a real cute vintage desk to paint turquoise or something I thought just cover it with fabric! I bought these dish cloths from thrift store for 2 bucks. I really liked the trim and color combo. I wanna say I saw these exact ones at IKEA like last winter..hmm..not sure.

There were 4 of them so I just sewed 2 together to make 2 pairs of them, then I attached velcro to the cloths and to the desk to adhere them. I thought it was still missing something so I added some vintage red lace and ruffled lace flowers.

They still didn't look neat and tidy so I cut off the loops from on top of the dish cloths and sewed 3 of them to side so I could hook them on some buttons to keep it closed. I used some vintage buttons that I got from this post.

I really liked the way it looks like a button up shirt. Its fun and quirky.  So glad it hides all those cables and cords:)



  1. That is the CUTEST idea! Super cute and so fun! I love the red and green together :) Found ya from Dittle Dattle, and I am totally following you! I'd love for you to check out my blog, I just started it a couple months ago :) HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  2. This turned out so great!!! I really love the idea! I could really use this for my desk in my room!

  3. Very cute idea. I love the red and grey and the buttons are so cute. Great job!

  4. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  5. That is such a fun and clever idea! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!


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