DIY PAINTED MOUSEPAD

diy painted mousepad

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Hello Lovelies!

 

Recently, I’ve been trying to brain storm ideas for updating my office accessories. I’m a firm believer is making do with what you have ( unless it’s broken or worn out ), so I decided to use the supplies with me and just make them over.

One of my office accessories I really detested was my mousepad. I had had it since high school and even though it had served it’s purpose really well, it was just plain ugly. So, I went to the store, picked up a few craft items and got to work.

Here is what you need:

  • paint ( I chose white and gold satin finish acrylic paint. If your mousepad is fabric, you can use just about any kind of paint. If it has a hard coating on it, satin or glossy will be your best bet. )
  • mod podge ( I used glossy finish for durability )
  • painters tape
  • sponge brushes

 

1 | Start by wiping your mousepad down to rid it of finger prints and excess hand oils. Then apply three coats of your base color pant. Allow to dry a hour between each coat.

2 | After it’s dry, use the tape to mark where you want your stripes to be. I made mine uneven. Make sure the tape is secured to the mousepad. If it’s not really taped down, the paint will seep underneath and create a water color affect.

3 | Paint your stripes in with your desired color. Apply three coats here as well.

4 | After these have dried, peel off your tape and apply one coat of mod podge. Allow this to dry overnight.

 

And you are finished! I’m decorating my office in a gold theme and this mousepad is perfect. Look for more tutorials for the office and redecorating.

diy painted mousepad

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