Desk Makeover With Menards Chalk Paint

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When I discovered that Menards carried chalk paint I had to try it out - especially since the price was only $19.97 for a quart. Don't expect this paint to be front and center in the paint department though, you'll have to walk way in back to the end of one of the paint aisles.
Time: 4 HoursCost: $40Difficulty: Easy
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I wanted to give this sturdy yet very dated desk that I got for a steal an updated look for our guest room/office. After checking out the paint chip sheet (42 colors available) I decided to go with a light gray.
  • desk makeover with menards chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
Ummmmm....that is not light gray.
  • desk makeover with menards chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
After the paint dried (about an hour later), my desk was purple. This was not the color I picked out at Menards. There was no way I was going to put a purple desk in our guest room/office so it was back to Menards for me for another quart of paint.
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This time I decided to go with white.
  • desk makeover with menards chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
It was mid-July when I painted the desk and mid-July in the midwest means humidity. We ended up bringing the desk inside so it would dry faster with the A/C. I used the entire quart of white paint to cover the purple. I did not expect to use that much paint on a surface that already had paint applied to it.
Click the link below to see more pictures, read more about Menards chalk paint, and the type of sealer I used for this project.

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