This desk had a faux painted top and colored varnish finish.  We were able to bring out the wood grain by using a stain.  After seeing the desk for the first time, the owner decided to change the top by painting it green to mimic the look of the old green leather topped desks.  We re-stripped the top and completed the look.  Did you think it was leather?

Desk Before

Desk - Before

Faux Finish

Faux Finish Top

Desk Finished

Finished Desk

desk new top

New Top