I found this old waterfall desk beside a dumpster a few weeks ago. It was covered with contact paper and the drawers were full of little plywood dividers. I didn't even take a before shot because it didn't seem to hold a lot of promise, but I just love how it turned out. I used stripper and sanded like crazy on the top and drawers and the wood was amazing! The rest of the base I painted with Annie Sloan Old White. The hardware is the original, but I sanded it down to the silver--much better.
I did this little desk at the same time and pretty much the same way. The cute little lamp is from Rachel (thanks!).
Some other things . . .