So when I decided that I wanted a desk....
The drawers worked great--the desk just needed some love.
I had never painted furniture before, but I had some super instructions from All Things Thrifty.
After cleaning and sanding the whole thing, I started with a base of Kilz primer, sprayed on in multiple coats. It needs thin coats because it can pool when it sputters.
A blue desk? Yes, please. I went with Ocean Breeze spray paint from Krylon. The nozzle works great.
After a few coats of the blue, I was ready to glaze to give it a weathered look. When I went to buy glaze, I swore to the guy at the Home Depot paint counter that I wanted it tinted black, but he insisted that I wanted black paint instead to mix. I guess he was right because I got the paint to mix in, and it works how it is supposed to--just paint some glaze on, and wipe it off with a rag. Pretty much trial and error. I love how the glaze looks with the scratches on the top of the desk.
I kept the hardware--just painted it black.
Too bad I didn't know I was going to have a blog when I did this, or I would have taken lots of pictures. So you just get after: