This year, I got a sturdy desk. My old one was probably from the early 60’s and barely opened. This one was not new, but it worked well. Since, I had already planned on buying my own desk to match my classroom, I asked my custodian if I could paint this one black instead. He said I could!
Here are some visuals of the steps. The spilled primer actually worked out fine, I just had to wear latex gloves.
The desk only required one coat of primer. I even primed the metal legs and draw handles because: 1. I was too impatient to cover those with painters’ tape and 2. I did not have painters’ tape.
The black paint required a few coats with the roller to cover it well. I tried to go in one direction and then the other so it would not look streaky.
After all the paint dried, I applied a clear finish to the top of the desk to seal it.
Since this desk lacked draws on the left side, I added a little rolling cart. I modge-podged the cart with polka dot paper. (On top of the cart, in the polka dot envelope, is my “Go Kit” for emergencies.) To read how I made these drawers, go to this post.
For more awesome classroom decor signs, check out Hope King’s Desire to Inspire packets. I used one of her signs to replace my diet Pepsi sign. I quit soda for good 🙂