I have decided to redo my office, Okay there now it is …so there is no turning back now ! So one of my projects is this amazing metal desk. I love this desk. I love the size, the durability, and the storage space. I hate the COLOR! It has this ugly brown top that is supposed to look like a wood grain., but it’s most definitely not! The cool thing is I got this desk for free out of an old office building that was getting rid of stuff.
- I first started with cleaning the desk inside and out with soap and water
- The next step was to remove the handles with a screw driver
- This needed to be sanded so applied my sander to the areas to rough up the surfaces. Make sure you use a mask so you don’t inhale any of the toxic dust. This step also gets very messy. I would consider hanging some sheets up to collect the dust. I damped my sheets with water so the dust would cling to them.
- The colors had already been chosen so now I just needed to tape off the desk on where I wanted the black and white to be.
Okay, so I should have got a picture of the type of paint I used BEFORE I used it. Things got a little messy. When you apply the paint it drips very easy so you want to apply thin coats. The paint also takes a good 12-14 hours to dry in between coats
5. I applied 3 coats of both the black and white Rustoleum direct metal paint. I purchased this paint at the local home improvement store. I love the gloss and thickness of this paint. It was approx $8.00 a can.
6. I used a white spray paint on the handles and applied 2 coats.
I was very happy on how this turned out. My only regret was that I needed to wait maybe another 12 hours, for it to completely dry because it felt dry to touch but it was not completely dry. I had to go over a few spots where I had started to place items back to where they belonged on this desk.
It was a big project but the payoff was worth it. My favorite part it the top. It’s so glossy and shiny. I love to run my hand across it. I am now one more step away from completing my office transformation. Stay turned for my next project.