I’ve never been in a position in my life where I’ve had a lot of expendable income. Because of that, when I see something I like–usually expensive–my first instinct is usually, “I can make that.”
In this case I needed a work desk and I had been oogling the brightly colored metal three drawer filing cabinet at CB2 that has since become a staple in their collection with a new color scheme every year.
I looked around on Craigslist and was happy to find that several people were selling old metal desks; some giving them away, if I was willing to drive to them. (Which, I was.) Believe it or not, this hunk of metal (barely) fits into a Golf hatchback with the seats folded down. Luckily the legs can screw off and and on again, otherwise I would have been…
After a lot of heavy lifting, de-webbing, priming and painting, I ended up with a bright, shiny, new-to-me desk:
The bottom right drawer looks a little different because I was playing around with the glitter spray paint to see if I liked it or not. Conclusion: glitter spray paint is for crafts. 🙁