I also decided I needed some sort of art desk. I wasn't going to just go buy something new for this purpose. For one thing, they are expensive and most "art desks" are not very sturdy. We went shopping at the local thrift store and found this for $10.
I may decide to get ambitious and paint this thing some day, but it's tucked away in a private area of the house (spare room) that isn't seen by most visitors, so it's not any high priority. It's clean and functional and makes me smile;)