The first desk I placed a few items on top with Harry Potter in mind. Up cycle a belt to hold a group of books. And a thrifted little owl rests in a cage. A pop of color on the sides of the drawers is an unexpected bit of fun.
The second desk I wanted to use an Egyptian Nile paint and chose to refinish the top.
Mod Podge and maps are all it takes to add some worldly charm to these desks.