I finally got to work on one of them….it took a long time..but I eventually got all the way through the process!
First, I cleaned it up some and let Little Monkey pick out what color he wanted. Of course he said green, because, “Green is my favorite color.” I got the spray paint, taped up the desk and went to town. All the metal became green. And then it sat in our garage for probably over a month. After hearing Big Monkey complain about it long enough, I made sure to finish up the project this past week. (Well for one desk that is!)
I pulled it out of the garage and taped up all the metal parts. I roughed up the wooden parts with some sandpaper. Then I took the black spray paint and sprayed all the wooden parts. I lightly sprayed over the top of the desk too. I planned to spray over it with chalkboard paint but I wanted it to have something else to hold onto.
Once it was settled and dry, I pulled the tape and paper off everything and sprayed the chalkboard paint on top of the desktop. We let that cure overnight before trying it out.
Now that it was done, we just took a piece of chalk and rubbed it all over the top and then wiped it off. Then Little Monkey (and Little Monkette) was ready to check it out. He is enjoying writing his name and drawing on the desk.
I have another desk (as you see in the picture) to spray paint and finish up for my friend too! I will share it when it is ready!