First thing I did was to remove the drawer for easier painting and remove the knobs. I decided to replace them with something else I already had on hand. I also washed down the desk with a little warm soapy water and then this little baby was ready for some spice.
So spice it up I did. I hate priming things and will honestly skip that process whenever possible. And it was no different in this scenario. I decided that I would just go straight to paint and it worked out, I did however apply 3 coats of paint but it was really easy and quite quick. I used a little foam trim roller for most of the painting and It worked like a charm. I think I will always use a foam roller for furniture painting from now on. I also have another tip to share. If you buy paintbrushes at the dollar store in a pack of three - you get what you pay for. Awful. I'm sure most of you are thinking "duh" but I have always wanted to test those dollar paintbrushes. Luckily for this project I was just needing a paintbrush for a few corners I couldn't reach with the roller.
You can see the first coat wasn't that great and I started to fear it was going to take a lot more than 3 coats but thankfully after the second It was covering really well.
So here it is now, in all of it's coralish, rusty, pinky-orange glory. I have to say I absolutely love it. I wish I had a picture of the knobs before I spray painted them white, but take my word for it, they are way more cute now. I love the color contrast between the wall and the desk and we can't help but walk by it and smile a little. Everyone needs a little bright color in their home somewhere. It has definitely cheered this little corner right up.
(Ignore the random items sitting on top, I'm still working on that.)
So there you have it, our little desk redo. Oh, and it only cost me $9.44 for the paint! So under $10 and this desk is looking good.
Check back soon for some more paint projects we have been working on!
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