Back to the desk! The festive green color went on the bottom drawer, I already had a quart of the top drawer color (for a garage sale for $1), and for the middle drawer I mixed the two until I got a green in the middle of the two. I kept the original hardware since it was in perfect condition, but just sprayed it with a semi-gloss white spray paint. I love the way it pops against the greens!
The "body" of the desk got primed, then painted with a white semi-gloss paint. I also chose to paint the top piece that folds down to form the desk white as well. I had tried to continue the ombre onto that piece, but it did not look quite right. Here is the finished piece in all its ombre glory!