My inspiration was this cute navy desk from Pottery Barn Kids, which sell for a cool $539 (whoa!). I love the color. It says “boy” to me…
So I found a classic spray paint in a SATIN sheen (the gloss just looked too cheap). I spray primed it first. (Ok… really I didn’t. But you should !) I did sand, however… I think.
I know you’re wondering why I spray painted it especially when I own a paint company. I didn’t feel like dirtying a roller. And I didn’t want to roll the inside of the drawers. Spraying is much faster!
After 4 cans of Navy spray paint and new handles, it is a keeper! My neighbors (thank you Paula!) had some dining room chairs sitting out for the trash… so I grabbed one. The scale of this chair is much better than the one that came with the desk .
You could also consider using Naval chalk-type paint by Heirloom Traditions. Chalk-type paint looks so good on furniture!
So let’s recap:
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