After posting my Home Office Reveal I discovered a mouse doesn’t glide properly on a wire shelf, so today I’m going to share with you my easy, no brainer, no talent needed, DIY Copper Mouse Pad.
It’s funny I didn’t notice the lack of function until I went to use the business computer and as a quick fix I placed a piece of cardboard under the mouse. Well not only was it ugly, it was really ugly and just wouldn’t do with my new office look.
The next day I was out shopping and decided to look for a mouse pad and all I could find was pads that were a flimsy piece of rubber. I knew that wouldn’t work I needed something sturdy. I remember back in the day when they were more substantial but that’s been many moons ago I guess.
So the wheels started turning and I went scrounging around my craft supplies. I found 3 – 8X10 Canvas Panels that were super thin and super sturdy so that was my starting point and to get a look that matched the office décor I used paint in the same color family.
First I gave the Canvas Panels a coat of my new favorite spray paint color, copper. Mind you it was snowing outside so I darted out on the covered deck, gave them a spray, and dashed back inside to let them dry. This paint is amazing not only does it dry super fast in most cases you only need one coat.
Next I found a fat pencil and used the eraser to make the random black dots on the canvas and once they dried I repeated the same using turquoise, to give it a little pizzazz I drew squiggly lines around the circles with a white paint pen.
I told you it was a no talent needed project. Some other ideas would be to cover the canvas with fabric, kids art, magazine pages, or scrapbook paper using spray adhesive or Mod Podge. The ideas are endless!
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