After the all the many pieces (because there are many), were finally stripped it was time to paint. That's when we started having bleed through issues... Anyway, you get that this piece was a monster. All I can say is that it's a good thing it was for us, because I could never sell it for enough to make my time worth it. I am 40 hours in. I am not quite done, but I couldn't wait to share. I'll update the finishes when I get there. I just need to do another coat of stain on the desk top, and get the cubby insert done.
P.S. Here is the current state of the cubby... I don't even know for sure how to handle it!