My husband and I found a slightly bruised tanker desk on Craigslist for a whopping $60. It definitely needed a lot of work and we were up for the challenge. After disassembling the entire desk we began sanding each piece away. We picked up a few spray cans of primer and paint at Lowe's (though its selection was pretty slim) and went with a dark gray and beige color palette.
One thing I was not looking forward to was piecing the desk back together. Each piece weighed a ton (OK, not really, but they were heavy). Luckily my husband convinced his good ol' friend for some assistance to which he obliged.
The spray paint did not take so well over the wood laminate top, so we custom ordered a rounded-edged glass and topped it off; it was perfect!
We paired the desk with a leather chair we found at a local used furniture shop in town; it's like they were meant to be together.
See photos of the desk in-progress and complete!
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