Your final stage will give you that nice weathered wood look with a metallic shine. Using a water-based metallic paint, such as the one shown above, dip a dry brush and drag the brush across a blank sheet of paper. Once the paint starts to drag and doesn't leave an even mark, drag the brush across your desk. The uneven marks make for an easy woodgrain texture. If you find that your desk is too metallic, coat it with an acrylic brown wash.
The Finishing Touches
Paint the desk top in brown and coat your desk in Krylon Matt spray. I also used a gloss spray on the desk top to mimic a heavy lacquered surface. Add the beads for the drawer knobs and you are finished.