A great thing about painting, glazing, and distressing furniture is what can be done with dated pieces. Customers are often surprised to learn that old formica laminate surfaces can be painted!
Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 primer makes it possible.
This octogon end table is a great example. It’s painted in Lowe’s Valspar “Homestead Resort Pale Olive”, which was provided by the owner for her custom order. It was lightly distressed, and has Espresso colored glaze providing an antiqued look that accents the detailed areas.
The great thing about painting pieces like this is that with this newly upstyled look, you would never know it originally had such a dated surface!