I bought this desk at Goodwill for $24.99. It wasn't really quite this orange but the flash picture made it look that way. It was in good condition just a few scratches on the top. It is solid wood and very heavy.
I had seen a similar desk on the blog Centsational Girl here. And I remembered I had a small can of Glidden paint (from whenever there was the deal to have the free can of paint), the color was called "Spring Cactus", a pretty light green. For an undercoat I used the Zinsser permawhite paint I have used on my kitchen cabinets.
Here it is all painted:
And although I originally thought it would be great for the kids to share in the playroom, I liked it so much so I moved it into my office. It has a lot of storage. I lined the drawers with this wallpaper, I had brought a roll home from my parent's house in New Zealand.
And I added new fabric to this Goodwill chair that a bought a couple of months ago, I will probably paint the chair sometime too. One change leads to another, and so on......
the bookshelf I think is also on the list to be painted and de-cluttered too
my "old" desk which was a free find I still love and just got moved into the next room and looks pretty nice hanging out under the chalkboard. And with the matching white chairs.