So, here are the before photos, they had a great shape, good bones I guess is what I should say but they needed some love.
And here are the end results. For this first one we used a Polystain, which is a combination product that is a water based stain mixed with polyacrylic so it has some color but also seals the wood too - nice! Loved the one step. The top was a weird vinyl so we coated it with Krylon Fushion which is a spray paint that sticks to plastics and various other things. In the picture below you can't really see the new top color because our green wall is reflecting on it, however, it's a lovely chocolate brown, you can see it better in the other photos.
Looks better, right? (sorry for the ugly cords)
The next one was Miss M's desk. She wanted one for her room and she wanted it black. So we used a rub on stain. Here are the results.
We found some awesome knobs at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and loved how they match her room. Below are some photos of her desk set up with the cork board I made for her - check out her art work that is hanging on the board, nice right? She's a great artist.
We still have one more desk to finish but since it is going to be my craft/project desk I think I will do something a little more funky. I'll be sure to share the results.