Have you ever thought about painting that desk a cool color? Would that be bad?
Uh, that might be bad. I think I'm a natural wood type of girl.
I love painted furniture, but only if you really dislike it they was it is and it isn't quality wood and/or a period piece. Definitely do not paint that one. My dad worked for Del Monte in SF. At some point during his careen the department added new more "modern" grey metal desks and painted the old oak desks to match. When he retired they gave him his old desk. Because of its size it remained in his basement (rumpus room) until he offered it to us. It took me forever to get all that grey paint off. It's the huge desk upstairs in our playroom. It's one of my favorite pieces - partially for sentimental value.
"they was it is." That sounds like a text from Ashley. Ha!