painting my scrap desk - colors?
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rune2484
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Posted: 1/2/2013 3:04:02 PM
So I am in the process of pulling together my studio after moving and I am hacking a couple of ikea bits into a desk (two ANTONIUS frames+baskets topped with an old plank of plywood). I'm gonna need to paint the board I have for the table top, and I was wondering what other people's preferences+reasons are for their scrap desk top color?

The studio is being done mainly in pale blues and red with a mix of neutrals - white, black, metallics (silver + bronze) and some krafty brown (in the carpet and some fabric).

I keep wavering between white and black, and then I turn around and think "but pale blue would be gorgeous!" (and then worry that it will mess with the colors on my layout)

So anyone else out there make a conscious decision on the color of their desk top? What did you choose and why?


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Posted: 1/2/2013 3:12:34 PM
I vote for pale blue... you won't see the top once you start working anyway, right?! I wouldn't go with black, it will look dusty all the time.

Mine is stained wood.



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Posted: 1/2/2013 5:21:10 PM
Ooohhhh, pale blue. I agree about black looking dusty. Go with your instinct. Sounds like it is telling you pale blue.


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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:00:33 PM
Another vote for pale blue! I don't think a pale color will mess with your layouts too much, and it will look beautiful.

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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:34:02 PM
I have two desks; one is oak and one is painted black. The black one shows every little piece of dust, fibre of paper, and tiny little paint/misk/ink/pen mark. It never looks good! My wood desk mostly looks gold from some very liberal use of Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine.

So, when I am ready to paint my desks I am for sure not painting them black!






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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:19:56 AM
I prefer to go neutral. White, black, or brown. I have a giant oak (?) office desk (real wood) that needs a makeover desperately and when I eventually do it I'll go with something neutral. It'll probably be a few years yet though - if I ever get my own room. Because otherwise I do NOT feel like moving it to clean it up and paint it!



rune2484
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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:28:56 PM
Thanks guys. I think since I already have a full gallon of paint in a lovely shade of light blue that I will go ahead and paint the plywood with that. If it turns out that it does screw with the colors on my layout I can always go back and paint a big white square where my LOs usually sit


I'm glad I asked - I didn't even consider the dust issue!

Thanks again Peas

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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:16:35 AM
We'd love to see a picture when you get it painted. You know the peas love pictures!
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