8.20.2010

HOW TO (RE) PAINT A CAMPAIGN DESK

A few weeks ago, I showed you how I messed up the desk that is going into the 'Big Boy' room.
This is what it looked like

The paint peeled


It did not look good...



You do remember why, right? Because I used this



DO NOT USE THE SAME ROLLER ON FURNITURE THAT YOU USE ON YOUR WALLS!

Okay, now that I have that squared away, let's get to correcting the problem

Step 1: Sand the desk (I'm saying desk, but it goes for whatever you're working on)




Step 2: use a tack cloth to remove the dust
(I forgot to take a picture when I used the tack cloth the first time)



Step 3: Roll on your primer


I used the same primer from the first time




Step 4: Admire your work



Step 5: Get back to work by smoothing out any 'rough' spots

(use your tack cloth again after this step too)

Step 6: Apply your paint (USING A FOAM ROLLER THIS TIME!)




Step 7: After your paint has dried, apply some type of protective coat/finish


And there you have it! I have fixed all of the problems with the desk by changing only one thing: I used a sponge roller!
I need to paint the hardware too. I will show you the reveal next week (maybe Monday!)

Have a great weekend Everyone!
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10 comments:

Belly said...

Those little deets... The color looks terrific!

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

Thanks so much for this step by step! You make it look sooo easy!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Were you working at night? Funny how the light changes through the progression of your photos. Love the color and great tutorial. And really, a roller made all the difference? I should know I guess. It just seems with every set of circumstances, in refinishing a particular piece, another set of lessons need to be learned!

I bet it looks great in the room, against the green walls! Janell

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Loving the color!

Sing said...

Can I just say that I love that you show us your mistakes? It makes your blog even more appealing in my opinion to know in decorating that mistakes can be made and learned from.
Can't wait to see the desk.

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

There are no mistakes just lessons learned ;)

It looks great...love the orange!

Mrs. Chic said...

Looks great! I like the orange better, can't wait to see how it turns out

Averill said...

I had the same problem myself! Sanding and a foam roller are definitely "must do's"!

Can't wait to see the reveal -- love the orange.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Sometimes its just one thing that will make the biggest difference.


Mr. GWH

The Zhush said...

Great lesson, I would have never have known that either...thanks!