Also, this is my very first Instructable, so my apologies if I manage to mangle it horribly. ;)
My original post regarding this desk can be found over on my blog Epbot. If you like geeky girly stuff, please drop by to say hello!
Step 1: Material Girl
I polished half of our pennies with Tarn-X. It's super easy to use: just pour it over the coins and then rinse. Polishing some of the coins gives the end result a pretty mix of shiny and tarnished finishes.