I picked up this antique desk last week. It is solid wood and very sturdy but the finish was pretty scratched up. I filled some nicks and scratches with wood filler, sanded a little and painted it in a dark gray semi gloss.
I've had the hutch in the garage for several months and it fit nicely with the desk so I married the two pieces. The hutch was white with floral contact paper on the back. It took a while to get all that contact paper off but it cleaned up nicely.
I love the original brass pulls!!!!
I'm very happy with the end result and hoping she finds a new home soon!!!