It now matches a chair I painted with Pure White ASCP and dark wax months ago.
This is how the desk looked when I bought it for $65. If you live in the Dallas area and want a desk like this... Llave designs had dozens of them. They will also paint furniture for you.
The hitch was a hole cut in each desk for hotel wiring. First, I filled it with a filler for sheet rock repairs. Once that shrunk, I added two layers of wood filler.
The final result of the patch was not perfect, but I like the "patina" that shows through the chalk paint.
I painted the top of the desk with ASCP in cocoa. Fortunately, when I went to Lady Butterbug in Plano for paint, they had a chest of drawers painted in these two colors on display. I loved the combination and this gave me the idea of using cocoa on the top. Actually, I was able to cover the top (two coats) with one trial size jar of cocoa. But, something tells me I'll be buying more of it soon....
Yes, as a matter of fact...
I did look forward to coming home from work today!