I like it. From the photos, it looks smooth, just textured. Or is that contradictory? What I mean is it doesn't look rough, but the surface is not flat. My parents' home exterior was faced with salvaged bricks from demolished buildings in Chicago, apparently that was was a thing in the early 60's. Some of them had colors on them, suggesting they had been part of a big sign painted on the side of the building, think something like a bit Coca-Cola logo on the side of a building. Would that--a little splash of color across one surface of the pen barrel, perhaps suggest the same thing--maybe an old circus sign painted on the barn sign? Mmmm, maybe not. Might just look like you spilled paint on your wood supply. Just a thought.