I found this not so pretty desk at a really great price. The minute I saw this desk I knew exactly how I wanted to painted the desk. Here is the before picture.
I painted the base in Old White Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan and the top in Graphite Chalk Paint®. The poem, Spring Time in Paris, is in Old White. The after picture:
I have distress the base of the desk a little more and I have thought very seriously about taking this desk home instead of selling it!