This is my first post, but I lurk all the time. We recently bought a house and have been painting everything. Our dining room was almost done but we didn't have a table. Thanks to craigslist and a $60 table now we do. Except it was oak and white(eww anyone?) so i painted it. Our dining room/kitchen is done in limey green, brown, oranges with a mural.
First I tried liquid deglosser but that didn't work so I sanded it down. After wiping it down to remove dust I applied 2 coats of brown paint. After allowing it to dry I applied laquer. And now it matches my funky dining room.