The desk was VERY sturdy, but it needed the years of wear and tear to be stripped off. We spent DAYS sanding this piece down to it's original wood. When I brought it home, I stained it and added cute knobs. Now it is in our home office and looks much better than it did in Old Man Withers' smelly basement.
Staining furniture is not one of my favorite things in the world, but when the end result looks this good, it's worth all of the hard work! Get ready for more transformations soon!