On a recent “shopping for treasures” outing, I came across this fantastic metal, vintage desk. It grabbed my attention because I adore most vintage, industrial things.
Since I failed to snap a photo, let me just tell you what it looked like before the transformation. This circa 1960′s desk was solid and well made, all drawers glided smoothly and the top was in pristine condition, however, the finish was a problem for me. It had several chipped layers of paint, from the original grayish, green color, to orange and cream. I, myself, have an affinity for orange but I was not going to go back with that color for the entire desk. It would look like a giant tangerine! Soooooo, I decided to paint it my favorite turquoise color and then distress it to allow the other colors to peek through, see? best of everything.
I carefully taped and covered everything that was not to be painted. Sanded, sanded and sanded so the new paint would adhere nicely. Oh, and I used spray paint instead of brushing.
I even painted the inside and outside of the drawers a crisp white. (I like fresh).
See that wonderful orange peeking through?
What a hobby, I just love giving old things new life! Go make something extraordinary for yourself.