How too change a metal desk?

  16 answers
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 28, 2020

    You could paint it glue a skirt if you want maybe get some sturdy boxes and add a back to organize and stack on top for organization.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 28, 2020

    You can paint it. Clean and scrape if it is painted. If it has rust, you will need to sand that out. Then clean again. I like to scuff with fine steel wool and wipe down with denatured alcohol. RustOleum spray paint would work well.

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Aug 28, 2020

    Hi, Are you looking to change the metal desk into something else or are you looking to paint the metal desk to give it a new look? If you can provide a few more details we would be happy to help.

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Aug 28, 2020

    Hi, are you looking to turn the desk into something else or are you looking to paint the desk to give it a different look? We would be happy to help with suggestions.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 28, 2020

    Hi! Paint seems to change everything!!

  • on Aug 28, 2020

    New drawer pulls can make such a difference!

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Aug 28, 2020

    Rustoleum spray paint is perfect for metal! I love some of the new finishes. Have you seen black stainless steel?? It is beautiful. Dark charcoal finish with highlights of silver! It's really pretty....can't always find it everywhere so you will have to look for it!

  • Janice Janice on Aug 28, 2020

    You could paint it in a color that makes you happy. You can mask off diffeent areas to do a color-block look. You could combine paint on portions of the desk and then decoupage designs on other portions. You could also have a glass cut to add to the top and place a map, pictures, or whatever pleases you beneath the glass. That could be changed out as you wish. I'd suggest spray paint; several light coats will lgive you a nice professional finish without runs or brush marks from using a brush. There are many, many colors and textured spray paints available if you look at a big box home improvement store. If you want patterns, you can apply thin fabric to the metal as well. Think outside the box and create a real conversation piece OR paint it the same color as your walls so it blends in....your choice! Maybe this will inspire.....

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 28, 2020

    Paint always works :) I would use rustoleum or at least and oil based paint specific for metal.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 29, 2020


    You could Paint it, decoupage it, Cover it with fabric, cover in Contact sticky back plastic!

    Have fun.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 30, 2020

    You could paint it

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 30, 2020

    Paint it Stencil it you could contact paper just the draws

  • Katie Sara Creates Katie Sara Creates on Aug 31, 2020

    Something less permanent than paint you can use is contact paper! It comes in a variety of patterns and colours and can be a quick and easy way to give the desk a new look.

  • Are you looking to change its color? Spray paint works well for that.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 03, 2020

    Hi Gmeade: Well, first of all, it will have to want to change :) HAHAHA - What do you want to change it into? You can paint it and make a craft table out of it.