Thos dated but solid desk came to my shop looking well past its prime. It had a worn, faded and chipped finish and looked very dated. The base of the piece has been painted in GF Milk Paint in halcyon blue. The top was painted in GF Milk Paint in dark chocolate. Some of the natural wood was allowed to show throug in the detailed xarving and then it was light topped with bits of patina rubbing wax.