Good Questions: Repaint This Lift-Top Desk?

Good Questions: Repaint This Lift-Top Desk?

Aaron Able
Feb 4, 2009

A DIY question for you: I'm planning to move in the next few months, and I'm bringing my favorite desk (which has lived with me since high school) along. It's a lift-top (like an old-fashioned school desk), but fairly deep and with lots of cubbyholes. Two questions: 1) A general one: is it better to do a repainting job before or after a big move? 2) What color should this be? I love the original cranberry red, but would also love to try something new — maybe two colors, one for the cubbyholes/interior of desk and one for the exterior? Let me know! Thanks, Jess

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Beautiful desk and a great project for February Jumpstart. Anyone have suggestions?

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