Ok, so this desk is in three pieces. 1) file cabinet 2) bookcase of the same height as the file cabinet, and 3) hollow core door. Total cost for a cool (and easily moved!) desk, $75. Not bad considering one with the same storage spaces would cost over $200.
I cleaned all the grime off the wooden bookcase and door and painted them. For the file cabinet I should have used a metal-bonding spray paint, but I had a brain fart and used the same paint that I put on the other pieces. I'll fix it later. Then I just went out and bought some desk organizer things, moved his TV up from the garage, sewed a quick laptop place mat, and voila, manroom desk!
I don't scrapbook, so I took some more personally significant papers and framed them: his cover shot on Navy Times, the letter he got from the CNO when he became a SWO, and his Shellback cards.
All in all, it turned out pretty well!