The bad part is, these desk are made of steel which makes them EXTREMELY HEAVY. Plus restoring them is a very time consuming process. The good part is, because they're so heavy, you can find tons of people selling them for cheap or giving them away for free on craigslist to the first person who can move it out of their house. Major score! Hopefully in just a few short weeks I'll have a new, brightly colored tanker desk. I haven't decided what color I want. I've considered kelly green, bright yellow, orange, and deep pink. I've also thought about restoring it to its original grey. What do you think?
The easiest way to restore a steel desk is to have it sand blasted and powder-coated at an auto body shop. The bad part is that this can cost a few hundred bucks which is why I'll be doing my paint job on my own.
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