I've been wanting to paint this desk (bought at a garage sale for $5) for a long time, especially since I switched out my white couch cover for a dark brown one (brown is SO much more practical when you have kids). However, now that the couch is so dark, I don't like the idea of having brown accent furniture. So, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and paint the old thing.
The kids had to help - of course. ;)
I used Valspar paint and primer in one - white with a satin finish. I didn't even have to sand the furniture. I just wiped off the dust and started spraying. Quick and easy! Hope it lasts... ;)
After using 2 cans of white (I should have bought 3 because it needed more) and one can of clear coat to cover it, here's the completed project!
I also painted a metal paper holder (?) thing that I found at a garage sale for $1. It was plain gray in color, so I sprayed it with some left over aqua spray paint and sanded down the edges.
I'm so happy with it! It's storing curriculum in my living room.
The knobs are from World Market.
We're happy with the results!