Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
Cheap Home Decor: Crafting with Paper

If you are on a craft budget, have a look at this FREE eBook filled with 60 low-cost craft projects sorted into categories such as needle craft, home decor, crafts for kids and more!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Child's Desk Makeover

By: Mandie Wade from
Childs Desk Makeover
Childs Desk Makeover
This image courtesy of

From the Designer: "I've always wanted to try a Photo Transfer project but never had the right project to try it out on. When I got this little desk I decided to give it a try! I used Plaid Craft's Photo Transfer Medium to turn this desk into a beautiful display piece that my kids can also use. The wood desk top was transformed into a usable Chalkboard with Plaid's Chalkboard Paint. Both the paint and transfer mediums were very easy to use and made this project a great success!"

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Plaid Crafts Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
  • Plaid Crafts Chalkboard Paint
  • Laser copied images
  • Small wooden desk


  1. I started by painting all of the metal pieces of the desk with a spray paint to refresh the metal.

  2. Next I painted the top of the desk with several coats of the Chalkboard Paint, letting each coat dry fully in between. Once it cured for a few days I conditioned the paint by rubbing chalk all over it and wiping it off with a cloth.

  3. Then I made laser copies of my chosen scrapbook paper. Because mine had words I had the copies mirrored.

  4. I measured the area I was going to put my papers and then cut them down to size.

  5. Next I applied the photo transfer medium in an even coat to the front of my images and then applied them to my desk.

  6. I smoothed down the paper with a scraper tool to make sure it was evenly applied to my surface and wiped away any excess medium.

  7. Then I let everything dry for twenty four hours.

  8. The following day I used a damp sponge to wet the paper, then waited 2 minutes and carefully used my sponge to rub the paper off of my image. I repeated for each image I applied.

  9. I let everything dry again and then used sandpaper to distress some of the edges and sections of my transfer (I didn't want it to look too new).

  10. Finally I used some watered down brown paint to apply a wash of color to certain areas for an even more aged look.

NotesI'm really glad I tried this fun project, and I'm looking forward to using photo transfer on my future projects!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

How to Make Plarn, Plastic Bag Yarn Knit Tote Patternvideocam

Our knitting group was asked to try to think of a creative green use for plastic grocery bags thus, 'Plarn was born. Plarn, plastic… Continue reading: "How to Make Plarn, Plastic Bag Yarn Knit Tote Patternvideocam"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It