Macy’s developed a recent
bizarre obsession with lap desks.
We have an outlet near here that sells Pottery Barn stuff that’s damaged or mis-monogrammed. We picked up this one for $10.
I removed the screws and took the lid off its hinges.
Then I sanded the top. The letters were painted on, so I need to make sure to get rid of any ridges. I also wanted to rough up the old finish a bit.
Then I wiped it down well with a damp cloth. I don’t really think this next step is necessary, but I did it. So, I’m including it.
I taped off the bottom, just so I wouldn’t get any overspray.
And then I went outside and sprayed.
I used spray chalkboard paint. I’ll be honest with you…I didn’t love it. If I wanted a chalkboard finish again, I’d use the brush on kind and just do a couple of light coats with a sponge roller. If you don’t care about it chalkboard-ness of it all, just go ahead and use regular spray paint.
And then I reattached the lid.