This is a DIY that was inspired by a few interior design boards on Pinterest. I found this desk at the Salvation Army for only $14.99, and then I got a student discount which brought the price down to $11.95. This was an absolute steal.
The desk is sturdy, made with really nice wood, and (as you’ll soon see) the hardware is pretty cool. It just needed a little elbow grease.
Below is a before and after:
Below is a step-by-step pictorial guide of my DIY process, including the products used:
Step 1: Lightly sanded:
Step 2: Prime desk:
Step 3: Apply first coat of paint:
Step 4: While your first coat is drying work on the hardware:
Step 5: Apply at least one more coat of paint to your desk. Once it’s properly dry install your hardware.
I ended up applying two more coats of paint after this picture was taken because I wanted the green to have a deeper hue.
Here are a few pictures of my desk in my apartment. It’s held up extremely well these last three years. The paint has a high gloss to it. It hasn’t chipped AT ALL. In the photo below was you can see the desk with the DIY chair from this previous post.