Here is what I have done.
The sewing book that came with the desk has been cut up, as well as another old dressmaking pattern book I had. I used these to decoupage the top of the desk and drawer. It has had several coats of varnish on it but is not quite ready to be put in it's new spot. There is a bit of a repair needed to the fold up section on the side. When this is done I will show you a final picture.