I had a very basic idea as to how about going to redo the vintage desk. I knew I would need to buy the right paint and make sure to sand it really well but I pretty much just winged it. Grady found the project to be more work that he felt necessary and gave up helping after 2 minutes with sander and a trip to the store for paint.
So without further ado:
How to Refinish a Vintage Wooden Desk