Woo hoo!!! My desk arrived today. I won it on ebay over the weekend and have been hanging out to see it "in the flesh". It has exceeded my expectations. My initial thoughts before viewing it were to paint it white, but now that I've seen it I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. The seller told me it was an antique and seemed a little annoyed that it had sold for such a small amount (can't say I shared her disappointment!!!) and I am really appreciating the worn looking timber with it's dings and ridges. Hmmmm, have to sleep on that one for a while.