The most interesting thing about it is that I turned the legs myself. I didn't have a lathe so I built a doweling jig that allowed me to use a router to turn the legs, using info from a book called Router Magic.
The finish is just sprayed on white acrylic paint. I had to seal the MDF with a mixture of 4 parts wood glue and 1 part water in order to get the finish to seal correctly.
Pictures of the construction and doweling jig are on my blog.
I also made a pretty cool animation of the Sketchup plan I made which shows all the parts of the desk and how they are constructed: