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 Mr. OMT and I went to check out a new Thrift Store this weekend.  We ran across this telescope, have you heard of Savers?  Well we just got one not far from us, so of course we had to go check it out.  I love how clean and organized this store is and the prices are pretty good too.   
Oh dear...just what I need, maybe I should go get a second job to support my DIY addiction.    
We found this telescope  for $7.99 and  a few more finds.  We both thought it would be fun and a nice little addition to the family room now also an office.   Mr. OMT now  has claimed this "his" area... OK really, but OK too funny.  Now that he has put his claims to this room, oh wait "HIS"  room.  
We received this roll top desk from my Dad,  this is how the whole "His Room" came about.  He says I have all the other rooms and he only has the garage...OK what else does a man need?  Where is  the tissue?  
No seriously I don't mind, I just think it is funny and cute don't tell him I used the "cute" word  in the same sentence.   Too funny! 
OK so moving on to what I really set out to share with you in first place.  

Telescope Makeover

It's not an expensive telescope we bought it with the intention  to be used as decor piece for "his" room.
He did say to go ahead and do whatever I wanted to it.  So maybe I should add some flowers to it?  Joking!  Here is what I ended up doing to it.
A while back we used this map on our coffee table you can see it HERE.
With the leftover pieces of the map,  I decided I would use it on the base of the telescope.

 Mr. OMT removed the parts and I cut the map to size and with Mod Podge I attached the map to the base with Mod Podge and then applied the Mod Podge to the outside of the map as well.

While that was drying I used some rub and buff and covered all the other parts of the telescope including the stand.

After I applied the rub and buff I took some black craft paint and stippled it to give it more of an antique look.  I did this technique on a road kill rescue outdoor table you can see it  HERE

Before and After


Here is the roll top desk that started all this "His" rooom.

The Chair is actually a thrift store cloth office chair that was painted you can see it here faux leather desk chair

A few masculine additions

I re-did the telescope and another project all while Mr. OMT was taking a nap.  When he woke up his remark was WOW!!!  things don’t even get out of the truck and in the door and they are already re-finished.  He really liked it and it does look quite handsome sitting next to the roll top desk.
(shhh don't tell him, but he looks quite handsome sitting here too in "HIS" Area.)

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  1. Visiting from the Cowgirl Up party. Love your makeover. Very clever to cover the telescope with the map. And I think adding the rub and buff and black paint really made the piece look like a high-end catalog piece.

  2. Very clever of you! It looks terrific and is a wonderful decorative addition.

  3. Thank you all... it was fun doing it! Happy to share

  4. Oh my word, there is a Savers not tooooooo far from me and I never think to go in there. You found the most wonderful things. I love the telescope and the office chair, phone and all of your fabulous goodies. It all looks amazing together. Hugs, Marty

  5. I have that EXACT telescope upstairs! What a great treatment for the telescope. I would have never thought of this!


  6. The telescope was a great find and I think your husband's reaction says it all - wow! What a warm and comfortable space you've created. It has so much character!

  7. Thank you everyone this really was a fun makeover. Happy to share! Tammy

  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  9. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea and the telescope looks great. Thanks for posting on the All Star Block Party!


  10. I really like the up-cycle you did on the microscope! It is so clever and decorative! Thank you for sharing your fabulous idea at Potpourri Friday!

  11. Thank you everyone I always love your comments you all are so kind.

  12. What a great makeover! That phone is so awesome!

    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

  13. Oh I really love the addition of the map to the telescope. By the time you got through it was a real beauty. I would love to find one for my hubby's office. shhh, don't tell him, but he looks pretty handsome in his chair also. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Featuring your telescope on this weeks All Star Block Party!

  15. This is a great idea! I have two telescopes at home already sort of like this. Hmmmm....:)Thanks for sharing!

  16. Hi, just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you today on Share Your Cup.

  17. You're a STAR at I Gotta Create! Featuring you:

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    <3 Christina

  18. This is amazing! I've been reading your blog for an hour, newest follower here!

    Jan @door251


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