A while back a friend was disposing of their dining table, and I was on the hunt for a new office desk, so it was time to give this dining table a makeover!!! It had so much potential! Just look at those legs! And it was FREE people, FREE!! (Those are the best kinds of makeovers.)
I knew right away that I wanted a black desk but I have had bad luck in the past painting a table where the paint started rubbing off and always had a stickiness to it. ( I used spray paint, I don’t recommend it ) So for this project I consulted my trusty Serwin Williams expert!! He recommended using a de-greaser, first to eliminate residue and oil, ( I am certain I skipped this step and the next one in the past ) then let it dry over night. After a filling holes and scratches, and sanding well, I used an oil base tinted primer, a very stinky process but it does a fantastic job. (I actually covered the top with two coats just because I am slightly OCD and was having flashbacks of my previous painting failure.) After drying overnight I applied two coats of black satin paint.
This was my office space before. Typical desk from Office Max, all glass top and zero storage. The new desk did not solve any storage issues whatsoever, but sometimes looks are really all that matters.
I used some plexiglass to protect the surface as my husband uses this space also, but I hope to switch it out with glass soon. My work space rarely looks this neat and tidy, and I change up my accessories at least once a month, but it has been about a year now the paint job looks as good as it did the first day I brought it in. Have you any good or bad luck painting a table? i would love to hear from you!