What was once old and institutional. . .
Cupkateer originally sent me a question asking if she could Podge on formica, because she wanted to refurbish the desk in the first picture (the answer is yes, with scuff sanding). Her goal: a new craft/sewing desk, non-wobbly and with drawers, very much unlike her current card table. I was impressed with her fervor, because not long after she wrote me she finished her brand new craft/sewing desk. It looks pretty fabulous.
She's a relatively new blogger, so check her entry out here and give her some support. You can also see how well she did this project – and how little it cost her.