I picked this desk up last week and got to work on it as soon as I got home. I love the opening shelving on one side- a fun twist on the normal model. Even better, when I sanded the top, I found the most spectacular curly and figured maple under the old opaque surface. I wanted the top to be the star of the show, so I painted the case in a fresh antique white with just a touch of distressing. With that open shelving, this piece would work well not only in a bedroom- but as a flat screen tv console, or as an entry table!