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      2 title: "comic book computer desk"
      3 date: 2020-03-23T10:15:55Z
      4 summary: Brightened up my computer desk with comic books
      5 categories: [project]
      6 tags: [comic-books, computer-desk, wfh, non-tech]
      7 draft: false
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     10 As a lot of people are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic I am working from home a lot more.  After the first week I decided my desk needed brightening up a bit.  I picked up some cheap comic books from my LCS and set about covering my desk.
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     12 ![before](/img/20200323-comic_desk-01-before.jpg#fitwidth)
     13 _obligatory before photo_
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     15 My desk is a worktop/legs combo from Ikea so the legs screw off really easily. I cut out pages and panels from the comics, I tried not to weep while I destroyed them...
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     17 ![before](/img/20200323-comic_desk-02-begin.jpg#fitwidth)
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     19 I spent a while laying the pages out to make sure the desk was covered and I had a good mix of styles.  Once they were glued down I brushed on 5 coats of a clear sealer, leaving 20 minutes inbetween coats.
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     21 ![before](/img/20200323-comic_desk-03-ready_to_seal.jpg#fitwidth)
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     23 The completed desk, dry and back in place.
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     25 ![before](/img/20200323-comic_desk-04-sealed_complete.jpg#fitwidth)
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     27 And the after photo.  I'm really happy with how it turned out, and should make working from home a bit more interesting.
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     29 ![before](/img/20200323-comic_desk-05-after.jpg#fitwidth)
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