Yes, I have hundreds of dollars of scrapbooking paper, stickers, cutouts, punchers, glue, tape, scissors, and containers of misc crap. I can't actually stop myself from buying the junk, but I never do anything with it.
Well, that changed yesterday. I made a thing. A single thing. In the 17+ years I've been collecting the majority of Hobby Lobby's inventory, I have finally created a thing.
I spend a bunch of time at my computer doing very important adult things... like Neopets, and a Harry Potter role-playing website. So without further weirdness, here's the portions of my desk that I have put together/DIY'd (sort of) for your viewing pleasure. #aesthetics
To start, I wanted a mermaid-esque feel for my desk. I have an unhealthy obsession with mermaids and should surgery for gills ever become an option: you'll never see me again.
I grabbed a pair of floating shelves from Target for $20, an ADORABLE mermaid statue I found at Burlington while I was looking for work clothes, as well as an "A" covered in pineapples. My husband was at the range a couple of weeks ago and he snagged me some local Spanish Moss which I tacked to the back of the shelf. Take one Daiso plumeria I had left over from the candle holder, and you have this majestic shelf that makes me oh-so-happy with its simplicity and light colors.
For the second shelf in the duo, I only had one plan: Tsum-tsums. I have 600+ of these fuckers and they're hidden in a room with the rest of my Disney-madness shame. But The Little Mermaid set was necessary. I have a custom set of Daughters of Triton from Abigail Customs (different Abby), but those are displayed in a case where nothing can hurt them. I might brag about those later.
I found these adorable little succulents at Dollar Tree, plus this really stupid foil palm tree that I liked, add a polaroid photo of me and my dog with washi tape to cover the holes the old renters left (because I'm not paying jack to repaint this crap-tastic house if the owners couldn't be bothered to do it), and you've got a completed work of weird art. **Edit~ I'm not spamming my Instagram followers anymore, but I did change the washi tape around the picture to gold. The Disney chibis weren't working for me.**
After about 3 days of hot glue, glass lacerations, washi tape, and 50 new holes in my walls, I give you:
I don't think I did too bad for my first area. I like it here. It has all my favorite things and I think it's simple and easy enough to keep clean. Plus I like that my 65" TV is a mere 3 feet to my left so I can inhale all the garbage Netflix I want while I pretend to get work done.