One thing you need to know about me is that you'll barely ever see me sitting still, doing nothing or what others call 'chill'. For some reason I always need to do something and feel productive...I know...I'm weird! Anyways, so the other day I was bored and came up with the idea to pimp my desk! Our house is very spacious light and homely. My desk on the contrary is black and doesn't really tie in with the rest. So instead of spending a fortune on a new one, I went to Bunnings to paint it white. :)
Here is what you need if you want to re-paint your desk or any other furniture piece:
1. Paint Brush
2. Sand paper
Lay out newspaper or anything that covers the area where you will be painting your desk or furniture piece.
Sand the area you would like to paint. I started with rough sand paper and later switched to medium. In the photo you can see I began with circular motions...yeah unless you want to spend the whole day doing this I'd suggest to change direction. I later found out it's easier to just go up and down or left to right. Waaayyyy quicker!
If you are a perfectionist and like things to be precise it's now time to tape up the areas you want to keep free of paint (e.g. edges) . I didn't end up doing this after the the wind decided to turn into a slight storm and made my life much harder trying to keep all the newspaper in place. So I simply couldn't be bothered after this debacle haha.
Make sure your desk is free from all dirt etc. before you apply the paint. Also another valuable tip for when you buy the paint, make sure it's the right colour...! Just because the outside is white doesn't mean the inside is too. Ironically instead of white I bought black paint...yehhh I know...So I had to go back to exchange it. (Rookie!)
Pour the paint into a container or something similar which enables you to get an even amount of paint on your brush. Once that's done, paint away! I started from one side and worked my wait to the other with even strokes. I left the edges and came back to it later as you need to be a little more precise.
Once the first coat is applied and your happy with the outcome so far, it's time to wait. I can't tell you the exact time how long I waited...I had a few crackers, went to the shops and when I came back it was dry. :) Then you pretty much need to repeat Step #1 and #2 for the second coat. So let's take the sand paper and paint brush and start all over again...
Wait again until it's completely dry aaaaaand your new pimpin' desk is doneskis! Yay, well done! :)
Now I can finally sleep at night as my white desk officially ties in with the colour scheme...1st world problems hey?! Hehe.