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5 EASY DIY Desk Decor & Organization IKEA Hacks | ANN LE


– Hi, everyone! How’s it going? Ann here, and I am really
excited because I’m going to New York City very, very soon. Actually in a few hours,
I need to catch my plane. I haven’t packed or
anything (chuckles) yet. Can’t believe I’m going to Fashion Week, but I haven’t packed anything to wear. Anyways, today’s video is
a highly requested one, and a lot of you guys have
been asking for this video, so I want to make sure
that I’m gonna get it out to you guys before I leave
to New York (laughs) City. I’m going to show you guys (bell rings)
^how I made-over my desk and also some really simple, but very, very pretty DIYs that you can do to give
your desk a whole new look and also some little organizational ideas, so let’s go ahead and get started. All right guys, so is my old desk, and I had this for about two years now, so I thought it would be fun to make it into an experimental project. Therefore what I’m going to do
is just paint the trim gold, gold-bomb pretty much
whatever (laughs) I can. I was also able to find
some simple handles, and I couldn’t find them in gold, so I gold-bombed them as well. (giggles) Here Eric is helping me
apply on a marble vinyl, and I found this on Amazon. Basically what I’m doing is just sticking this vinyl onto the desk,
so what you just have to do is clean it, and then you
just basically stick it on like a sticker, just find
something flat to push it down. And then, you’re going to trim it around and have it fit your desk. So here is the little
peek on the end result. It turned out so beautiful and realistic. For this next simple DIY, we’re going to make a mousepad. And all you will need is
iron-on transfer paper, a rubber pad, or a piece
of cardboard will do. What we’re going to do now
is find an image online. And so I went to graphicstock.com, which has over a quarter
million graphic images from retro, vintage, business, and pretty much anything
you’re looking for. I found a simple image of leaves, which goes perfect with my theme, which I can not wait to show you guys toward the end of this video, so make sure to stay tuned for that. So I found my image and
then I downloaded it. Then, I just printed out on
my iron-on transfer paper. Trim out your image and
then flip it upside down onto the right side of your fabric. Now with a hot iron,
place it onto the image and then distribute the
heat evenly onto the fabric. So I got a bit excited
and peeled off the paper after it cooled down, and
then I cut around the image, leaving enough space,
about a half inch or more for it to wrap around
the piece of cardboard. Have a piece of cardboard ready for you. This can be any size you want it to be. Just make sure that it’s
a little bit smaller than your image, so that way you can wrap your image around it. There’s a free seven-day
trial on graphicstock.com. If you guys want to try it out, I will leave the link below this video. And by signing up, you will
automatically be entered to win a Amazon $100 gift card, which is pretty awesome,
and you get access to almost a quarter million of
images and stock photos, so that’s pretty awesome. For those of you guys who love to DIY, I will make sure to put
the links below this video. This next DIY is super adorable. We’re going to make some
business card holders or note holders, so all you
will need are some toy animals, and I made these toy animals into keychains last year, which I
will repurpose again this year. You will need some clips and also a stick or some toothpicks. Later on, I will be using
toothpicks because these sticks were too thick for my DIY. So basically what I’m doing
is taking these clips apart. I’m just taking the
hook on the bottom off. So that way, I can spray-paint them gold. I’m gonna spray-bomb my
sticks and my hooks gold. And you can also do
this to your toy animals or paint them into any
color you would like. To create a hole on the
back of your toy animal, you can take a hook or a nail and screw it into the back of the toy animal. Next with a hot glue gun,
I just dab a little glue to the hole and insert the toothpick. Lastly, I’m going to glue on the hook. This next DIY is a great way to hang up some beautiful artworks. All you have to do is cut
out one-inch thick strips that are wide as your paper. Next you’re going to glue
each strips onto each ends of the back of your artwork. This should prevent the
corners from curving out. Lastly with a gold clip,
clip it to the top part of your artwork and then hang it up. (upbeat music) This last DIY is one of
my most used DIY ever. I made it for my show, Trash to Fab, and it has been one of my
favorite things to have in my office space. So all you will need are
just some old can or jars, a wooden base that you can
find at your craft store. Clean your jars out and
spray-paint them gold or whatever colors you like. I just pretty much gold-bomb
everything: the jars and also the wooden base. After the paint sets, I
hot-glue the bottom of the jars onto the wooden base. All right guys, so let’s put
all of these DIYs together. I really love how the desk turned out. It has a really nice, retro,
European elegance to it, and I’ve been seeing this
marble trend all over the place in expensive retailers
and also on Pinterest. I also really love all
the fun and simple DIYs. They make this whole space so inviting and such a joy to work at. All right guys, thank
you so much for watching. If you guys enjoy this video, don’t forget to give it a big thumbs up. And also if there’s a DIY
you guys would like to see in the near future, comment below, give me some of your suggestions. I always like to read your suggestions, and you guys have some great ideas. Most of my videos are built around that, and they always turn out
really, really fun to make, and a lot of you guys enjoy them. So I want to keep on
getting those suggestions. Also if you guys will be
recreating some of these DIYs then don’t forget to hashtag
or tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. You know all those things, right. I’ll link them below this video. And if you guys haven’t
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will have a fashion video coming up very soon this Wednesday, so stay tuned. Ciao! (smacks)

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