Step 1: Sanding
This is an old desk I found on the side of the road going to the trash. Very sturdy. But very UGLY!
Step 2: Paint
I finished it off with decorative trim molding painted with the same high gloss white,and covered the raw edges of the top covered with contact paper.
** after everything dried, I added a couple of layers of polyurethane gloss. My daughter has been using it for a couple of years now and it's still in good shape.
Trash to treasure