This hand built desk was in need of some very serious TLC when I picked it up. Scratched, loose, missing the glass and badly re-stained at some point in it's life but so much potential! The body of the desk was refinished using General Finishes Lamp Black, moderately distressed and then sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in flat. The interior of the shelves and the cubbie was left original for added contrast. The glass in the doors was replaced. The original hardware was left unaltered.