In my guestroom/ office, I have my grandparent's beautiful mahogany bedroom set. Part of that set is a great vanity that I use as my desk. But I would hate to ruin the finish with the heat from my laptop. So for months, I've had two pieces of cork as a "blotter" and coaster.
I decided I needed to upgrade the look a little bit, and hopefully make it match the black/ white/ silver/ red scheme of the rest of the room. (It's a work in progress)
I have a 17" laptop, so I needed a pretty honkin big piece of whatever. And since I was snowed in the day I did this, I was forced to see what I had around the house. And look what measures 13x20, the Wii Fit box.
So I cut one side off.
I used a thin cotton fabric to cover this, so I lined things with a bit of white muslin I had from an old project.
I secured everything using hot glue.
First the muslin
Then the pretty fabric
Then two cork squares.
And here's how she looks installed!
To finish this room, boy she needs a lot of work. New coverlet, drapery, paint, fix up the en-suite bathroom, new flooring. I've got a lot on my to-do list. But first, I need to finish my bedroom!