This solid Maine Rock Maple Desk was just tired looking and needed a fresh new look. It was so solid and sturdy that it required no repairs which is almost unheard of in a 60 year old piece of furniture. There were only a few scratches in the original finish so all it needed was some light prep work followed by several coats of Midnight Blue chalk style paint. We made sure to distress it in all the right places to let the maple peek through. It added some much needed character to the desk. Several coats of satin lacquer made this ready for even the roughest of little boys.