Metal Steamer Desk

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.


  1. I first started with cleaning the desk inside and out with soap and water
  2. The next step was to remove the handles with a screw driver
  3. 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.
  4. 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.




About kitcatsdesigns

I am a full time nurse, mom and wife. My love for repurposing items and living the country life. I owe my passion to my mom who is no longer on this earth with me but in my heart and in my desire to be creative.
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4 Responses to Metal Steamer Desk

  1. Pingback: Metal Steamer Desk | Kitcats Designs

  2. Finish that office girl, i need you HERE! ~~dru~~


  3. LOL Thanks Lady! I will get this room DONE! Thanks for your support!


  4. bursh1 says:

    Wow! That’s great, you did a great job, it really pays off… I love it….


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