I love how this desk turned out! It was mine when I was little. It's been sitting in my dad's basement for probably about 10 years. I found it while I was looking for some other things down there one day and carried it home. The stain on the oak is gorgeous, so I knew I didn't want to cover it completely. I used one coat of the leftover blue paint from painting my kitchen and painted it very lightly so the wood grain still showed through. Then I sanded it just a little to expose some more wood. It's such a cute little desk! I really like the new life it has now after a quick touch up!