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the power of spray paint!

the other day i scored this cute desk..….

IMGP1441 (1) i’ve been searching for one for my daughters room. (she had a folding table in her room)

so i pounced….

and gave it a little makeover.

and one can of white primer, and 3 cans of yellow krylon spray paint later….(sun yellow) spray painted desk

i love spray paint.

–it takes little time. (okay..you spend time waiting for it to dry between coats)but i’m a multitasker so it’s not big thing for me)

–it reaches the hard to reach spots with ease.

–it smells good (ha!)

reasons i hate spray paint

–it has to be warm enough…and i live in idaho. so i literally just let the projects pile up and the weather gets warm and i spend the entire day spray painting.

–overspray (i don’t mind it so much. my husband does. his dirt bike has never been prettier in my honest opinion.)

yellow dresser

but you know…i love me a little something extra.

so i ended up painting the sides of the drawer white and adding a fun patterns. inside painted dresser drawers--agirlandagluegun

the large polka dots are a cutting edge stencil (from HERE)

the stripes are just some frog tape taped off…and i have mini polka dot stencil black and white desk drawers dresser redo with spray paint

then on the inside of the big drawer i added another cutting edge stencil surprise! (find it here)

inside of a desk drawer

such a fun little pop! I love it so much! Can’t wait until her room is all put together!

yellow desk psst: fun girl printable from here

and go here to see another version!


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. I am so copying this someday. This is AMAZING!

  2. Gorgeous colours and love the “surprises” when you open things up. Do you find spray paint quicker? I sometimes find it slower with anything with fiddly moulding.

  3. DANG,,,what an adorable desk! I totally feel ya on the spray painting in Idaho winter/spring dilemma. About 5 yrs. ago we bought a house and after re-doing the flooring we needed to paint a crappy old huge vent cover. My husband totally didn’t have faith in me….but I insisted on doing it myself. Well I took my time, and it was perfectly beautiful….until a couple hours later when it had “dried”, or rather froze. Yeah…I apparently didn’t know it was too cold to spray paint. Whatever though. I’m totally over it….really. You did a great job and the weather didn’t ruin it! I especially love the inside & edges of the drawers!

  4. I spray paint on the grass…or in the back alley…the grass grows and gets cut and the rocks…well, sometime eventually they get moved around to disperse their colouredness. I’ve even spray painted snow (yeah, couldn’t wait for spring…we’re still waiting for the snow to melt away…well, away…I didn’t recognize that stuff the desk is sitting on it’s been so long since I’ve seen grass. But I digress…).

    I love the hiddent surprises on & in the drawers. Love the yellow…definately pops! Makes me believe in spring again! (it’s bound to happen sometime…)

  5. What a beautiful and fun desk! I love the extra special touches you added. I live in Wi and am going to redo my basement craft area this spring…..so like you, I am stacking up items I want to paint and stocking up on spray paint until I can get outside and spray away. What kind of primer do you use on the furniture? I guess I will check to see if I can buy spray primer. I am kinda new to all of this paint transformation stuff.

    • i’ve found the best spray paint primer is Kilz…you have to keep shaking it to keep it from getting gritty–but it’s got awesome coverage!!!!

  6. I love the extra touch with the drawers. I have a student desk that is the perfect candidate for something like this!

  7. That looks so great! was expecting to see new drawer handles but indeed that paint love was all it needed. Well done!
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  8. This is so cute! I love that you painted the side of the drawer. It is an awesome surprise
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  9. charlotte bevan says:

    hello I ve thinking of doing the same thing do u need to prepare the wood atall before like sanding or is there a special paint to use so not for it to peel? x

  10. Oh wow that is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m in love with the bright yellow and even more so with the black and white patterns you did on the inside of the drawers, how cool! I love the strong color accents with the red photo frame and the blue lamp base, too. I’d love to post about your awesome make-over project on my blog sometime! Thanks for sharing it, great inspiration!
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