There are two ways (in my myopic opinion) to view your work/computer area, 1) your place of utter torment, or 2) your happy “me time” space. Regardless of your personal situation, we all need a pleasant set-up.
Exhibit A: Yuck.
It looks much worse than it actually is, I swear. At work I use a dual screen computer that uses a mouse. And not just any mouse, an “older-than-time-itself” type of mouse, which has a black bottom. And I’m not going to lie, my grubby hands have plopped on this countless times a day, so it is slightly overdue for a makeover.
A nice little secret is that if you have a fabric covered mouse pad you can typically peel the layer of fabric right off the top. It takes some yanking, but it will reveal a clean synthetic-y (new word) material. If your mouse pad has no fabric and is just covered with a thick skin that you can’t remove, just make sure you choose a thick fabric to layer over top.
Once I peeled off my gross, pink bubble fabric I grabbed my Elmer’s Spray Glue
and sprayed the surface of my mouse pad. Next I stuck the large piece of new fabric down on top of the glue and smoothed out the wrinkles.
After it dried I took a pair of regular scissors (you COULD use sewing shears, but why get all fancy?) and cut around the sides. I did have to make sure the tiny strings that always hang on to the sides of cut fabric were extremely short so they would lay flat on the adhesive.
Exhibit B: Lookin’ Sexy.
Yeah, that’s probably the first and last time anyone has called a mouse pad sexy and I’m not ashamed of it…but I digress.
It’s a small update that can bring a necessary lift to your space and help turn your place of torture into your….well…prettier place of torture.