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I just finished redecorating my office/sewing room and was badly in need of a new desk. I wanted something that would be sturdy enough to sew off and would double up as an office desk.
I was looking at some second-hand desks online, but I couldn’t find what I had in mind and I was also limited for space and was restricted in how big my desk could be. After looking on the IKEA website I stumbled across the Linnmon table top and loved that you can pick different legs to match. I wanted something that would pick up the new colours in my room, so I decided to give my table a mini makeover.
I picked the Lerberg trestle legs to go with my Linnmon table top. The legs were an absolute steal at £5 each. I then picked up some spray paint and Surface Primer from Rust-Oleum to transform the trestle legs.
As you can see from the pictures, the original table legs were a dark grey colour. To pick out the colours of my wallpaper I decided to spray them with the Bright Gold Metallic spray paint.
I removed the trestle legs from the packaging and placed them outside on a dust sheet (you should always spray in a well-ventilated area). I sprayed each leg with one coat of Surface Primer and allowed the primer to fully dry before spraying the legs with Bright Gold Metallic.
I allowed a few hours for the legs to fully dry before assembling the desk and once everything was screwed together, I went over the legs one last time with Bright Gold Metallic spray paint to cover the screws.
Then for the fun part! Setting it up in my new space.
We got the new wallpaper up and have the room painted (thank you Mr Dainty), so I was really excited to set up the table in front of the new wallpaper. I just love how the gold pops against the wallpaper. I have also set up my sewing machine and can happily report that my table is perfect for crafting and cutting fabric off.
This DIY is really simple, but my best advice is to take your time and follow the instructions on the can. It is the perfect afternoon up-cycle.