He's also not too keen on my painting the desk. He'll get used to it. It's in desperate need of a coat of paint...or 6. Since it's particle board covered with laminate, I had to go searching the good ole internet to find out the best way to refinish it. I didn't want to have to buy a new one.
HGTV.com had some good directions for laminate counter tops so I started there and then talked to the guys at the local hardware store. There was a gentleman who overheard my asking questions (okay, more like picking the clerk's brain) that does kitchen remodeling for a living and started asking me questions about what I was doing. So I told him. He gave me a couple of additional pointers so I think I'm ready for this little excursion into the unknown.
Wish me luck...tomorrow is another busy, busy day.