Not the case with this desk though, once I sanded it, I found an incredibly beautiful solid poplar top underneath. Poplar has a bold wood grain, and is easily identifiable because of the wide bands of green. Once stained, you can't see the green anymore, but the wonderful woodgrain remains. The client loves teal and she had the brilliant idea to paint the interior of the drawers in a teal. I custom mixed the color to match another piece that she owns. We kept the same nickel drawer pulls because they were so super cute.
Before and Afters below ~