Howdy! My nephew has been begging me to paint him a desk so here's what I did. The desk was an absolute mess before! All I did was take two cans of satin black spray paint and sprayed. I was sure to use very light coats but I applied about 3 coats. I started with the desk upside down so I could fully cover the legs. I sprayed the hardware turquoise, and when I was putting the drawer pulls back on decided to only replace the pull part and not the decorative back. I think it looks soooo darling and he is sooooo proud! Anyone can do this EASY furniture makeover so GET TO WORK!