DIY Photo Collage Desk

When your little girl becomes a teenager, the pieces in their room have to be both functional and cool. I created this DIY Photo Collage Desk for my teenage daughter to give her a space to do her homework, and covering with photos of her friends makes it super fun, too!

A teenager needs a cool desk, right? This simple and fun DIY Photo Collage Desk is a great way to give teens their dedicated homework space and keep their friends close (without the distractions).

HOW TO MAKE A DIY PHOTO COLLAGE DESK

The table and chair are from IKEA – the Linnmon table top and Adils legs.  I popped over to Shutterfly and selected a bunch of photos from years past of my daughter with her friends, then sent my order over to Target for one-hour printing.

(Want to check out my whole shopping trip?  Here it is.)

SUPPLIES FOR A DIY PHOTO COLLAGE DESK

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer
  • Sponge brush
  • Photos
A teenager needs a cool desk, right? This simple and fun DIY Photo Collage Desk is a great way to give teens their dedicated homework space and keep their friends close (without the distractions).

DIY PHOTO COLLAGE DESK TUTORIAL

Clean the surface of your table and make sure it is completely dry before beginning.  Also, make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area that is at room temperature.  (I sprayed in the garage, then moved the table into the house to dry because Georgia humidity ain’t no joke!)
Next, you need to lay out your photos and create a nice arrangement before you begin sticking them down to the table.  (A bassett hound’s butt is optional for this part, but totally cute, right?)
A teenager needs a cool desk, right? This simple and fun DIY Photo Collage Desk is a great way to give teens their dedicated homework space and keep their friends close (without the distractions).
Once you have your arrangement laid out, start sticking!  Use the sponge brush and Mod Podge gloss to adhere the photos to the table.  Allow to dry for about 15-20 minutes, then cover the entire table with at least one layer of the same Mod Podge using the sponge brush.
Apply two coats of Acrylic Sealer to the surface, allowing the first coat to dry for about 10 minutes and the second coat to dry overnight.
A teenager needs a cool desk, right? This simple and fun DIY Photo Collage Desk is a great way to give teens their dedicated homework space and keep their friends close (without the distractions).
That’s it!  Cool, right?  The surface of the table is sturdy enough for Marley to use it for daily homework activities and to do her art projects.
I love how this project turned out – now I’m trying to find other places to stick on photos!

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