This thing was hideous....and let me say it again but with emphasis....HIDEOUS! I kind of second guessed myself about buying it. It was that slick outer finish in bright yellow with duckies. The shape of it was cutesy. I still bought it - CRAZY. Spray painting that sucker was a nightmare - I should have bought the spray paint that adheres to plastic. However, when all is said and done, I LOVE how it came out. No longer looks cutesy and fits the the theme well. I kept the design of all the pieces for the desk set simple since they will have tons of use and didn't want things falling off or getting to mucked up.