How to Create Your Own Office Desk Makeover
- Green latex paint
- Rub ‘n Buff
- Frog Tape painter’s tape (I think it works best!)
- Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint
STEP 1: Pick the Right Paint
STEP 2: Sand and Prime–Then Paint
STEP 3: Paint It
Sorry, I didn’t get pics of it! But you can check out my video tutorial on how to use a paint sprayer! And to answer your question, yes, you can use chalk paint in a paint sprayer. For that tutorial, go check it out here.
STEP 3: Tape Off the Chalkboard Area
Just a little tip: Be sure you want the chalkboard in the area you’ve selected because you’ll be using your mouse and will probably have some papers on your desk. Make the chalkboard part in an area that won’t be covered up! 🙂
STEP 4: Add Some Rub ‘n Buff to the Edges
I loooove the way gold Rub ‘n Buff accents edges of furniture!
There are at least 5 ways to use Rub ‘n Buff, like on tarnished hardware and pulls.
But another cool way is on the edge of furniture. That’s what I did to this sewing cabinet makeover, and it looked great!
I pretty much did the same thing with this office desk makeover, too!
Just apply it with a rag, being careful not to get it on areas where you don’t want it to be. Use painter’s tape if you have to.
You can buy Rub ‘n Buff for only a few dollars and get it in about 20 colors. Pretty cool stuff.
STEP 5: Add Stickers to the Chalkboard Area
after I applied them, I put a coat of the polyurethane on top of the stickers to protect them from prying little fingers (ahem–my children, LOL).
STEP 6: Add Two Coats of Poly
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