Mad Men Desk Gets A Couple Coats of Spray Paint

About five years ago, the corporate office for my work-work decided to close down the regional office I worked out of. Luckily, they let us work from home rather than giving us the boot; as a single girl, with way too many bills, I was thrilled that they let us stay on and work from home.

My biggest worry about working from home? Where on earth would I put an “office” in my then 650 square foot apartment? The space that was too small to be called a dining room, was turned into my office space.

I jumped on Craig’s List and was able to find a black metal industrial desk, with a “wood grain” desk top. You have to love Craig’s List for some of the bargains. I paid a whole $25 for this one. I had every intention of painting the desk as soon as I got it, but after my friend Rustico hauled that thing up the stairs, there was no way I would be getting it down the stairs to paint.

The Before – yes, a bit rough, but such a functional desk

Before - Spray Painted Vintage Metal Desk

Before – Spray Painted Vintage Metal Desk

Fast forward five years….I went on a work trip, and Jerry cleaned up and painted my desk. I had picked out the color, but after seeing it, the color was too dark. The good news was, painted furniture here earns a name. Peggy!

Peggy Re-Do Number One - Spray Painted Vintage Metal Desk

Peggy Re-Do Number One – Spray Painted Vintage Metal Desk

Winston – Superb Supervisor!

Prepping to paint the metal desk, again.

Prepping to paint the metal desk, again.

I heart spray paint! About 2 1/2 cans did the job.

I heart spray paint! About 2 1/2 cans did the job.

After spray painting metal desk, and she shall be called Peggy!

After spray painting metal desk, and she shall be called Peggy! The pink rotary phone, purely for looks; we don’t have a house phone line.

Mia Me - Ninja Assassin in HER office

Mia Me – Ninja Assassin in HER office

Yep, two desks. My metal desk will always be my favorite, but this desk, I just love the look.

Yep, two desks. My metal desk will always be my favorite, but this desk, I just love.

This project has been a long time in the making, and I couldn’t be happier!

13 thoughts on “Mad Men Desk Gets A Couple Coats of Spray Paint

    • Atomic Hostess says:

      Hi April, I sed the Rust-oleum 2x in Oean Mist (I always have this one on hand…great color!). Hardware stores less expensive to buy spray paint; about half the cost of craft store. Also, a spray primer will help with coverage. Thanks for stopping by!

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