We have been using a filing cabinet as our computer desk for nearly 3 years. We were ready for a desk we could put our feet under. Thankfully, my sister found this one at the Goodwill Outlet for just $10. Yea! I bought it from her. It was just perfect for us. But, not in this color. So, with my sister's tried and true recommendations for paint choices, I grabbed 2 quarts of Rustoleum oil based paint (1 Cover stain- oil, and 1 semi-gloss black), and began the transformation:
|Found this 1x6 board behind my shed, already primed!!! Who knows where it came from, but I thought it would work GREAT as a "back shelf" to hold my monitor higher off the desk. So, out came my husband's tools during nap time:|
I measured/guessed where I wanted the screw holes.
And who slept through all Mommy's power tool usage? This precious little guy!
The next day, after the desk was completely dry, my toddler was VERY helpful and was so THRILLED to get to help Mommy put the hardware back on the desk. Nathan, of course, prefers the "real" tools to his soft toy set. Well, he's learning early, right?
What can I paint black next? Well, actually...there's 2 chairs and a buffet that I have in mind already that need some re-do....