I brought this old desk to life. Stripped the old top down to its natural wood then stained it a nice rich walnut color. Added a triple thick coat of polyurethane. Did a quick sand over the rest of desk then applied 2-3 coats of paint. Of course let dry between coats. Sanded down the areas I distressed, then added a little stain to get the finish I wanted. Sanded creases, applied stain. Sealed with wax coat. Look how beautiful this turned out.