Earlier this week, I posted some ideas I had for redoing a desk of ours.
I got on it, and it looks better than ever.
First thing first: Prep.
After emptying the drawers, it was cleaned inside and out really well.
Clean, empty, and ready for painting.
While buying paint, I picked up this spray attachment.
It makes the process SO much easier!
No cramped hands halfway through, continuous pressure, and clean hands.
I actually painted the thing in the kitchen.
Obviously I layed down some drop cloths
beforehand and opened all the windows.
Plus I turned on a couple fans.
So we were set.
Since they were easier to move, the drawers were painted outside.
I found this picture of leather strap handles online and loved it!
It was very easy to recreate by buying some leather belts at a thrift shop.
I needed two belts to cover my 4 drawers.
All I had to do was cut them to the right length,
line them up (I just eyeballed it),
tape them in place and hammer in some nails.
Here we go: the finished product with all the dressings.
Though the desk wasn't terrible before, now it stands out against it's new space.
And unless you hadn't noticed, I moved the desk into the kitchen.
Here's what the whole setup looks like now.
The kitchen is a total work zone.
The table and chairs are now set up in the living
room, which is now a total chill zone.
Everything is either rental beige (blah) or wood paneling.
I don't think our landlord would mind us painting but Mr. Conner isn't keen on doing anything permanent to this house.
I'm just promising myself that the lack of freedom I have here will make owning our own home down the road that much sweeter.
I'm going to paint the crap out of that house!
Hmmmm, I'm thinking rental beige maybe...... ;)