Tuesday Rewind

Hey readers! Just thought I’d do a little “Tuesday Rewind” and show you what I’ve been doing the last week or so.

I re-opened my Etsy shop after a long sabbatical, and I’m glad I did it! Getting to work on little projects that have been swirling around my brain has really lifted my spirits. Here’s a few photos of some of my work that is still available in my shop: Purple.Desk.Designs

Some Hand-Lettered labels for the books of the Bible:

Hand-painted Canvas:


Purple Desk Bouquet:


And I’m working on more listings for the end of this week!

Also, I was able to spend some personal time decorating my week in my Happy Planner:


So… there is a quick catch up! Have a happy Tuesday!



Purple Desk Designs – an Etsy Store!

I know it seems like everyone you know (and their aunts and uncles and cousins) are trying to sell you something… but not me. I absolutely don’t want to hustle my friends who work just as hard as I do for things and monies.  I just simply love my craft hobby and thought maybe others might like it too! Therefore… I’ve opened an ETSY shop – Purple Desk Designs


I’m really into hand-lettering and calligraphy right now, and I’ve always been a fan of acrylic and oil paints. My hubby says I have to find a way to support my hobby because my craft “pile” is evolving into a craft MONSTER- it’s grown off my desk and onto the floor, and is slowly creeping onto the stairs and into the basement.

If you’re interested, please take a look! I’m happy to try and customize something for you. If you want to keep an eye on what I’ll be listing – feel free to follow this blog by subscribing by email, OR you can find me on Instagram by searching for “purple.desk.designs”.



P.S. Use my coupon code “FBFRIEND” on any order for the rest of the month of September and you will receive 20% off! This includes custom orders. My gift to you for your support 🙂 . Here’s the link to my store again = Purple.Desk.Designs

Happy Sunday everyone!

DIY Painted Desk – Before and After

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’m always up for painting or decorating something. I’ve always wanted a beautifully organized desk area with a space for each of my many tools of organization, but it seems that I always end up using a kitchen table or dining room to store and stack my “junkstuff”. “Junkstuff” is the word my dad uses to describe most of my craft  and school supplies. I have to stay, that’s pretty accurate.

One day when I was browsing for even more junkstuff at the local goodwill, I came across this adorable little wooden desk. I gave the clerk ten bucks and it was mine! It was in good shape and small, like me. I’m sure it was rejected by an average sized person, but for this shortie it works just fine.

Before....I debated on colors and knobs for what seems like an eternity. Yep – even made a Pinterest board just for desk decor! We don’t own a house right now, so I didn’t really feel pressured to make sure it matched the rest of the apartment… I just decided I wanted to do something fun and something that made me happy. Thus the purple color. I mean if I’m going to have to do homework or pay bills on this thing… it better make me happy!

To start I took off the old metal handles. They were in good shape, but I just felt like they were not my style. I filled in the holes with wood filler and sanded them down.


Then I got to work on the base of the desk. With some light sanding and  few coats of Rust-oleum spray paint + primer (found on discount at Menards), the desk really started coming to life!


I settled on a white top with matching footers, because I felt like it gave it a little dimension. The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby are not conventional but I like them a lot. The middle drawer has a pull made out of agate stone…(squeee!!!). I love stone and wood and organic looking items.




My next job is to get all my papers, washi tape, stickers, inks, and paintbrushes organized into the desk. I am pretty pumped about finding desk organizers and decor in the coming weeks. Perhaps Goodwill will bring me another great find – we will see!