Makeover your home office

A wonky, weathered table is cleft in two and invigorated with a shot of electric pink. The result is a desk that brings an office to life.

What you'll need
- Paint - Plascon Double Velvet Downy Dew, Plascon Velvaglo White and Mystic Tulip
- Pencil
- Metal ruler
- Handsaw or electric saw
- Coarse and fine sandpaper
- Damp cloth
- Polycell sugar soap
- Drop sheet
- Masking tape
- Hamilton’s paintbrush
- Hamilton’s Polypile roller
- Three elbow wall brackets
- Screws, screwdriver.

Time needed: 4 hours

1. Use the pencil and metal ruler to mark off the halfway mark across the width of one side of the table and then the other.
2. Join the two marks using the ruler to ensure a straight line. Use the handsaw or electric saw to cut along the length of the table.
3.Sand the sawed edge with coarse, then fine sandpaper. Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth.
4. Sand the whole table lightly with fine sandpaper and wipe away dust.

Get the look

Step 1
Wash the wall with Polycell sugar soap and ensure the surface is clean and dry.

Step 2
Lay a drop sheet and mask off the wall above the skirting board. Use the Hamilton’s paintbrush to paint the skirting with two coats of Plascon Velvaglo White allowing drying time in between.

Step 3
Once dry, mask off the top edge of the skirting and paint the wall with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Downy Dew, allowing drying time in between.

Step 4
Prop the half-table against the wall. Place a drop sheet underneath and mask off the area of the wall in contact with the table edge.

Step 5
Use the Hamilton’s paintbrush to paint the table with two coats of Plascon Velvaglo Mystic Tulip. Allow the paint to dry between coats.

Step 6
Finally, mount the table to the wall using three elbow brackets.

Paint tip:
Put a name to it. After painting a piece of furniture, write the paint code on a piece of masking tape and stick it to the bottom of the item. You’ll need this code for any later touch-ups and this way it will always be on-hand.

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- Plascon

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