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Pottery Barn Hack: Green Desk

I love Pottery Barn. I wish I made enough money to shop there at-will.

But I don't. So we hack.

I've been lusting over a bright green desk a girlfriend of mine has (and yes, her fabulous desk is from Pottery Barn). When we were debating what to do with The Captain's childhood desk and he said "just throw it out", I took that as a green light have a green desk.

I used a primer that does not require sanding, and then cheated a little bit on the painting. I knew this would be the only thing I'm painting bright green for a while, so instead of sitting on a whole pint of this color's paint, I purchased two of the 8 oz. sample sizes of Behr "Happy Camper." It was the perfect amount to cover the whole desk and have a tiny bit saved for future touch ups.

Something that is important: Be sure to apply one or two coats of clear polyurethane after the green paint has completely dried. I didn't so this at first, and of course the second Flaps puts his paws on top of the desk, the paint was scratched off. I had to do a quick resand, paint, then a full seal with the polyurethane.

Here's the finished product!

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