My sister loves the mint and white color combo and she recently got a new comforter set in those colors. It was her birthday last month and I decided to get her a new desk to match her bed. I found this antique wooden desk on Craigslist for $20. It's in good shape and a great start to what I was looking for.
It took me a couple hours each day for three days to repaint the desk. The end results turned out pretty well if I do say so myself.
I got new knobs for the top drawers but kept the old pull out hardware to preserve the antique look. I spray painted the hardware silver for a light contrast to the white desk.
I did a quick sand down of the drawers and the desk. I then started with two coats of the base paint and finished with three coats of the color.
I painted the interior of the drawers a mint color for a pop of color.
Some more photos of the finished work...
I'll try to add some more photos of the desk once it's in my sister's room. For more detailed instruction, I suggest checking out YouTube for lots of helpful videos.